Religious nursing homes have more severe violations, fewer complaint-driven inspections than counterparts:...
May 20, 2022
Religious nursing homes are less likely to undergo complaint-driven inspections despite being found to have more severe violations due to traditional norms that may prevent residents from reporting violations,...
An LTC hero rises above a deadly natural disaster
May 11, 2022
Cassie Morris, the assistant director of nursing at Mayfield Health and Rehab, the top manager on site at the time, presciently led a practice drill just hours before a major twister hit. That and other...
High blood pressure is well-controlled in VA nursing homes: study
May 10, 2022
About 80% of residents with hypertension maintained optimal blood pressure during the study period, investigators report.
‘Very real challenges’ coming for nursing homes with end of first set of COVID waivers
May 06, 2022
The first set of COVID-related waivers have officially been put to rest and nursing home providers expect the changes will create “some very real challenges” with care access for residents.
More frequent dialysis in skilled nursing facilities shortens recovery time: study
Apr 28, 2022
More frequent, shorter dialysis sessions reduced recovery time to one hour or less in 80% of nursing home residents with end-stage renal disease, a new study has found.
Stricter requirements for nursing home buyers ‘certainly coming,’ provider leader says
Apr 27, 2022
The state of Pennsylvania is pushing to adopt stronger requirements and regulations during the application and review process for potential nursing home buyers before a change in ownership can be approved.
‘Remote possibility’ CMS phases in proposed pay cuts for SNFs
Apr 26, 2022
Now is the time for skilled nursing providers to let their voices be heard after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its SNF proposed pay rule for fiscal 2023, which calls for $320 million...
Staff concerns a sign that restraints may be overused, researchers say
Apr 21, 2022
Residents are more likely to be restrained in nursing homes where staff members report inappropriate use of these tools, a new study finds.
Feds might dictate minimums nursing homes must spend on direct care workers
Apr 21, 2022
CHICAGO — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is considering requiring nursing homes to spend a minimum amount of federal Medicaid reimbursement dollars on direct care workers as the agency...
Nursing homes, we’re doing better
Apr 20, 2022
Thirty-three years ago, I entered the nursing home business. In the twenty-four years before that, I was a radio newsman. Not much resemblance between those two professions! In one, it’s all out...