Consumers launch initiative to grow nursing home bed capacity in their county
Jessica R. Towhey
Aug 30, 2023
A group that began with women frustrated at finding suitable nursing home spots for family members is now partnering with a county health department for an assessment of the community’s skilled nursing...
Master gardener helps residents grow flowers and independence
Dec 01, 2022
Linda Kunesh’s late mother was a resident at DuPage Care Center in Wheaton, IL. She likes to keep her memory alive through her work in the 368-bed long-term care facility’s garden area.
New states’ PACE services may keep more out of nursing homes
Aug 24, 2022
New entries in the world of PACE care for the elderly have elicited congratulations from nursing home representatives — and a reminder to state leaders about the important role skilled care facilities...
Illinois SNF operator vindicated as whistleblower suit falls short
Aug 23, 2022
Heritage Operations Group has been vindicated in a whistleblower claim filed by a former Omnicare pharmacist who alleged the Illinois-based nursing home operator violated the False Claims Act by improperly...
Now that the picture’s clear, more transparency, please
Aug 16, 2022
It’s been nearly a year since skilled nursing providers first raised the alarm about the financial crisis being created by agency staffing. This week, Illinois decided to do something about it.
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Aug 10, 2022
State of staffing crisis worsens in hard-hit Wisconsin … Nurses sue over too-real active shooter drill … Nunziato named senior director at Health Care Council of Illinois
Nunziato named senior director at Health Care Council of Illinois
Aug 09, 2022
The Health Care Council of Illinois has announced Ron Nunziato as its new senior director of policy and regulatory affairs.
Governor signs bill that gives nursing homes $700 million funding boost
Jun 02, 2022
A $700 million Medicaid funding boost is coming to Illinois providers after Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) on Tuesday signed nursing home reform legislation that ties the Medicaid increases to higher staffing...
‘Monumental achievement’: Providers back Medicaid increases tied to staffing
Apr 08, 2022
Illinois nursing homes are in line for a $700 million funding increase if a Medicaid funding bill gets a key stamp of approval from lawmakers this week.
Illinois bill pushes new pay model that rewards outcomes, sufficient staffing
Feb 24, 2022
Nursing home Medicaid rates in Illinois would be tied to resident outcomes and rooms would be restricted to three or fewer residents in a new reform proposal backed by providers and consumer advocates.