Merck wants pill to treat COVID-19 authorized by feds … Governor vetoes bill that would have prohibited operators from evicting residents during pandemic … Oklahoma providers limiting admissions due...
Oklahoma town celebrates oldest living resident for 112th birthday
Aug 25, 2021
Community members across Guthrie, OK, stopped for a moment last week to celebrate the birthday of the state’s oldest resident on record.
State top court says no to managed care for Medicaid program
Jun 03, 2021
An effort by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) to implement a managed care plan for the state’s Medicaid system was declared unconstitutional by the state’s Supreme Court in a 6-3 vote on Tuesday.
Policy allowing asymptomatic caregivers with COVID to stay on job could worsen staffing, providers say
Nov 30, 2020
Providers in Oklahoma are skeptical of a new measure that allows asymptomatic healthcare staff members to continue working in long-term care facilities and hospitals even though they have COVID-19.
Employees hid residents’ drugs, stole them from nursing home
Feb 01, 2018
Police in Oklahoma said they busted two nursing home employees for prescription drug theft after stopping one of them in connection with an undercover gun buy and finding pilfered pill bottles in the car...
Oklahoma budget shortfall could send 10,000 home care patients into nursing homes
Oct 26, 2017
Budget cuts in Oklahoma may kill a program aimed at keeping seniors in their homes, resulting in up to 10,000 home care patients needing to move into nursing homes, according to local reports.
Floods force evacuations in NE, OK facilities
May 12, 2015
Several long-term care facilities across Oklahoma and Nebraska were damaged by flash floods after severe weather and high winds tore through the nation’s midsection last weekend, forcing resident...
Berkadia announces $156 million in financing
Jul 15, 2014
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC recently worked with Capital Senior Living Corporation in arranging $156.6 million to finance 15 seniors housing properties located in seven states.
Inmates cause ‘jeopardy’ tag
James M. Berklan
Feb 01, 2013
An Oklahoma provider is appealing after it was slapped with Immediate Jeopardy citations and $168,000 in fines for housing inmates injured in a prison riot.
Decreasing LTC and acute care transfers by recognizing early warning signs
Brian Yeaman, M.D.
Feb 04, 2013
As the principal investigator of a three-year Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Challenge Grant, Yeaman Consulting is focusing on improving transitions of care between hospitals and long-term care...