LeadingAge’s Sloan defends nonprofits after Biden attack on nursing homes
Sep 07, 2023
The nation’s top advocate for nonprofit nursing homes struck back hard Wednesday after President Biden heavily criticized nursing homes.
Skilled nursing angst, grit emerge after PHE end date announced
James M. Berklan
Feb 01, 2023
Nursing home leaders were scrambling to understand the full implications of the newly announced end to the public health emergency while also making plans to fight the return of some less flexible conditions.
Nursing home sector wants more help from hospitals in vaccination push
Dec 20, 2022
Nursing home advocates are doubling down on their push to get hospitals that discharge so many patients to skilled nursing facilities to vaccinate those they’re transfering.
Defiant Sloan to nursing home critics: Address funding to tackle staffing challenge
Dec 07, 2022
The leader of one the nation’s largest skilled nursing organizations Tuesday pushed back against a recent popular narrative about understaffing, reiterating concerns about Medicaid pay that continues...
White House announces big nursing home COVID-19 vaccination push and providers push back
Nov 23, 2022
The Biden administration on Tuesday announced a six-week $475 million campaign to raise the COVID-19 vaccination rate among nursing home residents, and the sector’s leaders responded immediately with...
Nursing homes becoming ‘loss leaders’ as they struggle with funds, staffing, sector leaders say
Oct 18, 2022
DENVER – Faced with unmitigated financial pressures, nursing home operators might follow in the footsteps of group home providers who left the sector in droves in recent years, a LeadingAge leader warned...
Providers ‘very encouraged’ after meeting with CMS leader on nursing home reform
James M. Berklan
Mar 30, 2022
After initial dismay upon hearing the administration’s strategies for sweeping new nursing home reform plans last month, providers were more optimistic after meeting with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
Sloan: Unthinkable for feds and states to not increase nursing home funding
Mar 29, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As members gathered Monday to prepare for in-person and virtual meetings with lawmakers here this week, LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan shared her disappointment that...
Aging services leaders make plea for public, legislative support of BBB
Jan 12, 2022
More than 30 leaders of aging services, health and social support nonprofit organizations called on Americans Tuesday to immediately demand that their elected officials address current crises in affordable...
Biden’s reduced pledge for LTSS still a ‘historic step’ for industry
Oct 29, 2021
Long-term care providers are applauding President Joe Biden’s revised budget reconciliation package that proposes investing $150 billion in home health.