‘Strap on your seat belts,’ as post-acute experts forecast opportunities amid threats of week-old...
Jan 27, 2021
Long-term care providers wary of extra scrutiny should also be prepared for new opportunities in an administration that will likely expand insurance coverage and embrace innovative care models that could...
Direct care workers would see a $9.4B pay increase with adoption of living wage: industry study
Sep 23, 2020
Increasing direct care workers’ pay to a living wage would not only raise their total wages by $9.4 billion by 2022, it would also come with a set of benefits for operators, which includes less staff...
AL operators accused of withholding $2M in unpaid overtime, minimum wages
Sep 19, 2014
Four California assisted living operators are facing eight felony charges related to wage theft, tax and insurance violations, according to local reports.
Minimum wage battle inches closer to long-term care
James M. Berklan
Sep 04, 2014
I remember with a sad chuckle the way my German friend Volker felt that American news coverage during one of his visits was too narrowly focused. Where, for example, were the stories about the Iraq-Iran...
Kindred named in class-action lawsuit
James M. Berklan
Aug 01, 2014
Kindred Healthcare plans to “vigorously” fight a lawsuit filed by some California employees alleging failure to pay minimum wage and overtime, and restricting break times, among other charges.
Department of Labor extends minimum wage to home health workers
Sep 18, 2013
The Department of Labor has announced it will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health workers providing direct care, earning cheers from long-time advocates of this policy.
Aggressive union tactics against nursing homes hardly civil
Dec 07, 2012
If unions have their way, nursing homes and other low-wage employers will soon be portrayed as being on the wrong side of the civil rights movement.
Caregivers for Medicaid recipients often live in poverty, study finds
Apr 16, 2012
Caregivers for low-income seniors and the disabled often live in poverty or near-poverty themselves, according to a new study.
AHCA: Medicaid underfunded nursing homes by $5.6 billion in 2010
Jan 13, 2011
State Medicaid programs underfunded nursing homes by $5.6 billion last year. They paid an average of $7.17 per hour, per patient, which is less than the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, according to a new...
HCBS workers fight for overtime pay
Jun 29, 2009
As the home- and community-based services segment continues to grow, some HCBS workers are trying to change current laws that prevent them from receiving overtime pay and minimum-wage protections, according...