Bring in religious leaders to increase nursing home accountability, experts urge CMS
Apr 14, 2022
A group of health quality experts is asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to give faith-based and other community organizations a formal role in individual nursing homes’ improvement efforts.
At least 26 barriers impede seniors’ advance care planning, researchers find
Jun 02, 2021
Fully 91% of participants responded that they had at least one barrier to initiating advance care planning. When compared with their peers who reported none, these study participants were more likely to...
Do you believe in miracles? The answer can affect palliative care
Nov 05, 2019
Religiosity is not a significant factor in caregivers’ palliative care choices except in one area: belief in miracles, say theologians and scientists.
Aide fired after refusing to pray is not entitled to $70,000 award, appeals court rules
Aug 12, 2014
A Mississippi nursing home did not violate the law by firing an aide who refused to pray the rosary with a resident, according to a recent appeals court ruling that overturned a nearly $70,000 verdict.
Nursing homes in large insurance network temporarily spared from ACA contraceptives rule
Jun 06, 2014
Skilled nursing facility Villa St. Francis and other members of the nationwide Catholic Benefits Association do not have to offer health plans covering contraception while they pursue litigation against...
Aging and wellness: Why spirituality matters
Carol M. Orsborn
Jul 22, 2013
While an increasing number of long-term care communities have included serving the spiritual needs of residents as part of their mission, few have dedicated sufficient resources to meet the need. Research...
Coro Health debuts mobile app
Jul 10, 2013
A new mobile app from Coro Health allows users to access religious texts or prayers.
EEOC: Nursing home erred in firing Jehovah’s Witness
Dec 14, 2011
A Michigan nursing home is being sued for allegedly firing a Jehovah’s Witness nursing assistant after she asked for certain days off.
End-of-life care could depend on physician’s religion, study suggests
Aug 30, 2010
The religious beliefs of your physician could impact the care you receive at the end of life, according to a new British study.