This grand long-term care gesture is for the Birds
James M. Berklan
Jul 13, 2023
Conspiracy theories were flying and curiosity reigned among social media posters in and around Baltimore this week. But then the truth came out: Once again, something was a long-term care company’s fault.
Feds launch tools to reduce adverse events in inpatient settings
Jul 11, 2023
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently published two toolkits aimed at better preventing patient harm in inpatient settings such as assisted care communities...
City nears $2.2 million settlement with patients abused at public nursing home fighting to stay open
Jessica R. Towhey
Jun 05, 2023
A $2.2 million settlement with patients who suffered abuse at a San Francisco skilled nursing facility before it was threatened with closure moved a step closer to resolution last week.
Nursing home providers help to design, refine facility IP program
Apr 26, 2023
In partnership with providers, an infection control peer coaching program has been updated to improve its utility amid competing facility priorities and staffing shortages.
Is this job demeaning? That’s up for a judge to decide
Feb 15, 2023
An appellate judge in Illinois is in a position to right a very old wrong, to elevate the status of nursing home caregivers — and do so with legal authority.
LTC residents mount immune fight after bivalent booster shot, study shows
Jan 31, 2023
Nursing home residents who receive a bivalent COVID-19 mRNA vaccine show signs of substantial immune system response to omicron variants.
Just a bologna sandwich
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Jan 17, 2023
I admit I am a bit of a foodie. If there is a show about gourmet food, especially with a competition, I’m pretty sure I’m going to watch it. Everything from “Top Chef,” “Mixology,” “Iron...
Dedication doesn’t falter amid fresh destruction
Jan 03, 2023
It’s been a calamitous couple of weeks for storm-battered skilled nursing operators and many of the dedicated people who work in them.
Also in the News for Wednesday, Dec. 21
Dec 21, 2022
Spending bill may preempt governors’ push to end PHE over Medicaid rolls… Nursing home rewards program needs more oversight: critics … Nursing association fighting to keep nursing home open after...
Also in the News for Tuesday, Dec. 20
Dec 20, 2022
Closed NJ nursing home stayed open way too long, some claim … Many clinicians wary of using telehealth with older patients … What South Dakota providers think of governor’s promised reimbursement...