Gov. Tim Walz (D) (pictured) took a budget victory lap at a nursing home late this summer, allowing the operator to ask for continued and more robust support for the sector.
Law eliminates staffing ‘hostage situations’ for state’s nursing homes
Jessica R. Towhey
Aug 17, 2023
The “hostage situations” where nursing homes learn at the last minute that a staffing agency has double-booked a worker are nearing an end in New Hampshire.
Support for med techs grows as nursing homes try to ease burden on RNs
Jessica R. Towhey
May 31, 2023
New Hampshire lawmakers are weighing a measure to funnel state funding to skilled nursing facilities that train employees as medication nursing assistants.
Also in the News for Monday, Nov. 28, 2022
Nov 28, 2022
Nursing home ‘SWAT’ team sent to troubled state-run facility … HRSA extends PRF reporting deadline … SNF that opened during pandemic registers zero COVID deaths … Hospital system that closed...
CMS should bring its oversight hammer down . . . on states
Oct 17, 2022
CMS has an absolute hammer when it comes to accepting, or rejecting, state Medicaid rates that it finds fail to substantially comply with federal law,
Average wages for SNFs have increased by nearly 20%, state data shows
Jun 28, 2022
New Hampshire nursing homes on average paid about 20% more in labor costs per day from 2019 to 2021 due in part to the ongoing workforce crisis, according to a new report.
Nursing home residents step up to help other facilities impacted by tornado outbreak
Feb 24, 2022
Two New Hampshire nursing home residents are helping the victims of a Midwestern tornado outbreak get back on their feet one fundraiser at a time.
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...
Stress? Resolve? Hope? You can feel it in their voices
James M. Berklan
Oct 15, 2021
Today, for the first time at mcknights.com, you can read about and HEAR about agency staffing and other key issues straight from providers’ mics.
State exec expects ‘fire sale’ of nursing homes
Oct 05, 2021
The leader of the New Hampshire Health Care Association expects the state’s acquisition market for nursing homes to be very active thanks to the rough operating environment and workforce struggles for...