States reinvesting in veterans nursing homes following pandemic low point
Jessica R. Towhey
May 04, 2023
Pennsylvania broke ground Tuesday on a 200-bed, long-term care facility for military veterans. It is one of at least four states that have recently invested in newer nursing homes specifically for veterans...
After COVID failures, VA home rally enables admissions resumption
Jessica R. Towhey
Feb 16, 2023
A New Jersey veterans home can begin admitting new residents after getting its infection control protocols in line with federal standards, although an industry observer cautioned that some restrictions...
Veterans Affairs proposes pay change for state-run nursing homes
Jan 03, 2023
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to adopt a new formula to calculate payments to state-run nursing homes that enter into an agreement to provide nursing home care to eligible veterans.
Also in the News for Friday, Sept. 2
Sep 02, 2022
Give us $700,000 and we’ll stay open, remote, private nursing home tells surrounding towns … Union representing 12,000 Veterans Affairs nurses plans protests amid shortages, stalled contract talks...
Also in the News for Thursday, Sept. 1
Sep 01, 2022
FDA issues Hamilton intensive care ventilator recall … Number of middle-income seniors to increase by 89% through 2033: analysis … Proposed federal pilot program would divert some VA residents to...
GAO: Federal falls programs overlook disabled seniors and should share more data
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 29, 2022
Targeting a larger, more inclusive group of at-risk seniors will help prevent even more falls and their costly consequences, the GAO finds.
Contested insulin therapy remains common in nursing homes: study
Apr 01, 2022
Despite being discouraged in the elderly, a facilities study has found that sliding scale insulin therapy is used in 21% of newly admitted residents who receive the drug for type 2 diabetes and is continued...
Senator demands VA answers on oversight of state-run vets’ homes
Sep 02, 2021
The Department of Veterans Affairs has three weeks to deliver an accounting of the inspection and quality control processes it uses to assess a network of more than 150 state-run veterans homes.
Let’s give vets a fighting chance
Aug 25, 2021
As with Afghanistan, some veterans homes have collapsed under the weight of a crisis, despite the backing of the U.S. government.
VA will not add Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm to its formulary
Aug 12, 2021
The Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen not to include aducanumab (Aduhelm) in its national list of covered drugs, citing risk of adverse events and lack of evidence of positive impact on cognition,...