Lawmaker bets on casinos to prop up state-run nursing homes
Jessica R. Towhey
Oct 27, 2023
A Missouri lawmaker is trying again to advance legislation to benefit veterans nursing homes by increasing casino taxes and legalizing sports betting.
DOJ targets state’s housing of mentally ill in nursing homes
Nov 18, 2022
Whether Missouri has violated the American with Disabilities Act by using skilled nursing facilities to house individuals with mental illnesses is a question the Department of Justice will try to answer...
Veterans nursing home system explores overhaul, expanded services
Oct 25, 2022
Mired in a 40-year-old system it no longer feels is effective, the Missouri Veterans Commission is pushing to evolve its nursing homes.
Missouri provider ‘takes ownership,’ suspends worker after resident murder
Jul 18, 2022
The owner of a Missouri nursing home has suspended an employee and pledged to update its policies after a resident allegedly murdered another resident following a fight at the facility.
The anti-vaccine victory tour of 2021
Dec 01, 2021
When news broke this week regarding the first injunction against the federal vaccine requirement for healthcare workers, I’ll admit I was surprised that a court found enough merit in the challenging...
Providers oppose federal vaccine mandate at state hearing
Sep 16, 2021
The Missouri Health Care Association came out strongly against the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate during a subcommittee hearing, citing concerns that a large chunk of workers could be lost due to the...
The Missouri Paradox
Neville M. Bilimoria
Jul 23, 2021
Just when you thought summer was going well, we now have surges in Missouri and Arkansas of the COVID-19 Delta variant. That’s right, these past few weeks your sunny summer was clouded by news that the...
July 4 sees COVID-19 spike, ventilator shortage for Missouri hospitals
Jul 07, 2021
An area of Missouri with low COVID-19 immunization rates has seen a 27% spike in hospitalizations and a public call for respiratory therapists, a report finds.
Full-time nurse program cuts ED visits, saves $31 million for MO nursing homes
Mar 01, 2021
A program that put full-time advanced practice nurses in 16 Missouri nursing homes shows that Medicare should scrap billing restrictions on direct care services given by these providers, investigators...
Missouri proposal to protect nursing homes from COVID-related lawsuits faces pushback
Feb 16, 2021
Liability protections from coronavirus-related lawsuits for Missouri nursing homes are being threatened by consumer advocates in the state.