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Patient CARE Act is probed

Because it does not allow for states’ consent, the proposed Medicaid Patient CARE Act block-grant program likely will be considered unconstitutional, say two public policy authorities.

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

In the wake of a nursing home double-homicide: How to meet mental health needs and prevent violence

News of the recent double-homicide in a Houston nursing home arrived the morning I was to speak to a group gathered to address the needs of younger residents in long-term care. It didn’t escape anyone in the audience how serious this topic is. What can organizations do to respond to this terrible news and to reduce the chances that a similar situation could happen in their facilities? Plenty.

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