State’s 52nd nursing home shutdown extends staggering loss of nursing home beds
Jessica R. Towhey
Apr 13, 2023
Kansas hit a dubious milestone recently with the 52nd nursing home either shutting down entirely or taking beds offline since the beginning of the pandemic.
State’s access-to-care problems reflect the country’s nursing home problems
Nov 22, 2022
Minnesotans’ access to long-term care is low. Most of the state’s nursing homes are turning away new admissions, according to a recent analysis by LeadingAge Minnesota’s Long-Term Care Imperative.
State lawmakers consider cutting CNA training hours, hiking Medicaid pay to address staffing woes
Nov 14, 2022
Raising state Medicaid pay rates and financial support for nursing homes and greater accountability for supplemental staffing agencies are getting a hard look from the Kansas legislature and provider advocacy...
Debate over agency rate cap divides nursing factions
Oct 10, 2022
New debate over proposed staffing agency legislation in Kansas shows how the issue can pit nurse advocates and nursing home leaders against each other as they work to address staffing concerns.
Kansas losing $350,000 for not enforcing healthcare worker vaccine mandate
Mar 31, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is cutting Kansas’ Medicaid funding by nearly $350,000 for not enforcing the federal healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccine mandate in nursing homes and hospitals.
Kansas advances bill expanding LTC employment eligibility
Jan 20, 2022
Legislation to increase the number of people eligible to work in Kansas long-term care facilities and hospitals is moving forward after receiving approval from House lawmakers this week.
Skyline payroll issues force Kansas to seek its largest-ever nursing home takeover
Mar 30, 2018
The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Tuesday was seeking emergency powers to take over operations at 15 nursing homes operated by New Jersey-based Skyline Health Care.
Also in the News for Tuesday, March 27
Mar 27, 2018
Kansas effort to regulate antipsychotics in nursing homes faces opposition … End of temporary protection for workers sparks panic in caregiving community … Canadian research points to ibuprofen...
Kansas employee’s email blast wrongly reveals personal information of 11,000 aging services recipients
Mar 05, 2018
A now-fired staff member with Kansas’ Department for Aging and Disability Services improperly disclosed personal information for 11,000 people in an email sent to multiple addresses, state officials...
Nursing home advocates allege state’s financial, regulatory policies are pushing providers out
Jan 22, 2018
Financial pressure and increased enforcement are driving skilled nursing operators out of Kansas, industry advocates told members of the state Legislature last week.