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Researchers looking more closely at role of SNF in transitional care

April 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In a new study, researchers decided to examine the role that SNFs play with regard to older adults' placements in long-term care facilities. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Texas nursing home destroyed in explosion gets brand new facility

April 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Five years after the West fertilizer plant explosion, a nursing home that was destroyed in the blast has regained a sense of normalcy thanks to the resilience and pride in the community.

SNFs losing referrals to competitors

April 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Skilled nursing admissions are driven largely by referrals from area acute-care settings, but that doesn’t mean that operators can’t look at their marketing efforts the way private-pay senior living providers do.

Issues in Nebraska and Kansas nursing homes may affect facilities and patients nationwide

April 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A Wood-Ridge-based company that owns or operates more than 100 nursing homes around the country has failed to make payroll in Nebraska and Kansas, leading regulators to take over 36 homes serving thousands of patients.

White patients in senior health center chose caregivers by race, according to lawsuit

April 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Five black workers at a senior-health center in Zeeland say their employer granted requests by some white clients that only white workers provide their care.

Many treatments that target beta-amyloid protein are experimental for Alzheimer's

April 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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These beta-amyloid plaques are the focus of many experimental treatments that researchers are currently developing. 

AARP survey shows LGBT seniors have harder time finding room for them in assisted living

April 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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For LGBT seniors who don’t have family or children to care for them in their golden years, finding assisted-living housing can be hard. Finding senior housing that is welcoming to same-sex couples who want to continue to co-habitate is even harder.

MedPAC looks at post-acute care unified payment system

April 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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At its most recent public meeting, the commission heard a staff report on the basis for uniform outcome measures as part of such a unified payment model for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs), long term care hospitals (LTCHs),...

Louisana budget cuts threaten long-term care special income program

April 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The program, called the New Opportunities Waiver, provides services for developmentally disabled individuals so that they may live independently. Its funding would be cut by $13.5 million if Gov. John Bel Edwards’ doomsday budget takes effect.

Assisted living center accused of moving resident to homeless shelter

April 12, 2018  | 
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Ronald Anderson says he was recently kicked out of the nursing facility and was dropped off in front of the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles with just his wheelchair.