Nursing home management agreements may run afoul of federal law, but it’s hard to argue that having a third-party manager hurts resident care. This was the message from Judge Jon S. Tigar, who recently dismissed a suit against a management company.
Resident care would suffer if Congress acts on the latest recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, long-term care advocates say.
Nursing home management agreements may run afoul of federal law, but it’s hard to argue that having a third-party manager hurts resident care. That was the message from Judge Jon S. Tigar, who recently dismissed a complaint brought by nonprofit resident rights group California Advocates for Nursing Home Care.
I’m not going to worry too much about the Second Annual McKnight’s Technology Awards program, which kicks off this month. The first one last year was a smashing success. I have no reason to believe there are any fewer proud and successful programs out there this year.
We do a lot of “stuff” in nursing that makes no sense (both in acute care and long-term care — I’m not singling us out here). We do a lot of things that waste precious time and are definitely not evidence based. Let’s take a look at some myth busters.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is warning healthcare workers to avoid using skin-sanitizing products manufactured by Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday issued new guidance for nursing home surveyors emphasizing the importance of resident quality of life and homelike environments.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky have announced a major breakthrough in the prevention and early detection of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The condition affects between 10 million and 12 million Americans and is the number-one cause of blindness among seniors.
The number of both nursing home beds and nursing home residents in the United States declined between 1999 and 2004, according to the recently released results of the National Nursing Home Survey: 2004 Overview.