For-profit providers targeted again in study of COVID-19 care
Jul 12, 2021
Federal policymakers should be cautious about the influence nursing home ownership has on quality of care after a study found for-profit providers have had worse COVID-19 outcomes, researchers say.
New law presses nursing home operators for broader ownership information
May 14, 2021
New Jersey is placing tougher ownership documentation requirements on nursing home operators in an effort to boost transparency and better track facility purchases within the state.
Tax bill reveals a great divide in long-term care
Dec 04, 2017
One of the more interesting aspects of the epic battle over the tax reform bill has been this sector’s response. One major long-term care organization continues to blast proposed changes while the...
Non-profit nursing homes offer advantages
Sep 18, 2014
Knowing the right questions to ask and the right characteristics to look for are vital for potential residents and family to making a better and more informed choice. Potential customers, however, may...
The Sorting Hat and a new option
Jan 09, 2012
If you have relatives between the ages of 10 and 20, chances are good that you are more familiar with Harry Potter than you care to admit. J.K. Rowling wrote seven novels that chronicle Harry’s good-versus-evil...
Nursing home programs authorized by reform law likely to go unfunded
Jun 13, 2011
An initiative to monitor for-profit nursing home chains and another to increase implementation of electronic health records in nursing homes were both included under the Affordable Care Act. But given...
Report: Nursing home stocks weathering economy OK, but reimbursement concerns loom
Apr 27, 2009
At least a handful of for-profit nursing home companies’ stock values are holding strong, despite an overall shaky economy, a new Dow Jones report notes. The key has been relatively stable Medicare...
New bills would provide nursing homes with funding for disaster relief and sprinkler systems
Mar 25, 2009
One new federal bill would expand the scope of disaster relief to include for-profit nursing homes, while another would help fund the installation of sprinkler systems.
Nursing home operator faces setback in lawsuit that brought $30 million judgment against it
Mar 01, 2009
An appeals court has ordered the retrial of a lawsuit in which a major nursing home chain had most of a $29.8 million punitive damages award against it thrown out. The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled...
Kindred earnings rise 30% in fourth quarter
Feb 23, 2009
Despite the general economic gloom at the end of 2008, Kindred Healthcare Inc. ended the year strong. Net income rose by 30% in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter a year earlier.