FDA moves to discard hearing aid prescription rule in favor of OTC devices
Oct 20, 2021
Adults with mild to moderate hearing loss would be able to obtain certain air-conduction hearing aids without a prescription under a new proposed rule. Whether this change would benefit long-term care...
Nothing easy or peasy about this double squeezy
Jun 21, 2021
There’s no reason to wonder if you think operators seem to be a bit tense and morose lately as they look to the future.
Clinical Briefs for Monday, April 27
Apr 24, 2020
Globally, risk of death from COVID-19 is 50% higher in elderly with diabetes … COVID-19 has disproportionate effect on long-term care: study … Ensuring safety, education key in mitigating stress during...
Survey shows how much long-term care costs continue to climb
James M. Berklan
Jun 29, 2016
The cost of a private nursing home room became $92,376 annually ($7,698 per month), while a semi-private room climbed to $82,128 annually ($6,844 per month), according to Genworth’s 13th annual Cost...
Room charges now top $94K
Sep 01, 2013
The cost of a private nursing home room increased an average of more than 3% annually during the past five years, and currently averages more than $94,000, according to a new survey.
Residents suffer and die as interventions go unused
Jul 01, 2013
When providers consider the challenges residents face, it’s usually within the context of activity of daily living limits. Things like trouble with walking, dressing, bathing and eating tend to be...
Room charge rises to $84k
May 01, 2013
Long-term care providers have been able to sustain modest room-rate hikes, according to the 10th annual Cost of Care Survey from insurance company Genworth.
Nursing home costs approach $84,000 a year, Genworth survey shows
Apr 10, 2013
The cost of long-term care continues to rise, according to the 10th annual Cost of Care Survey from insurance company Genworth. The median annual cost of a private nursing home room reached $83,950 this...
The disease that keeps on taking
Aug 06, 2012
There is no way to tally the full cost of Alzheimer’s disease, a life robbing condition that now claims more than 5 million victims nationwide. But what can be put on a ledger sheet is sobering....
What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us
James M. Berklan
Jul 25, 2012
It’s really true: There are lies, damn lies and … Congressional Budget Office estimates.