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DC, Virginia long-term care costs steadily rising

November 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a report shows the median annual cost of a private room in a nursing home went up nearly 7.7 percent to $102,200 from 2017 to 2018.

Investors keep buying into skilled nursing facilities

November 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Investment in skilled nursing facilities hasn’t slowed down despite persistent dark clouds surrounding the industry’s outlook.

NJ council recommends changes to improve end-of-life care

November 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on End-of-Life Care recommended a number of things that can be done to strengthen patient priorities and wishes at the end of life, and avoid unnecessarily care treatments.

Hormone-targeting Alzheimer's trial ready to begin as final patient selected

November 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Final patient will complete trial in 4 months (3 months on treatment with a follow-up 1 month after treatment).

Heavy hospice caseloads, delayed unionization hurting care

November 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

John Shannon’s growing caseload was causing the social worker in hospice care to rush from patient to patient.

Recent animal trials predict ability to cut Alzheimer's, dementia in half

November 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

n the animal trials researchers said the experimental vaccine showed it could delay the effects of the degenerative brain disease.

Lawsuit alleges skilled nursing violation by Molina

November 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The insurer Molina Healthcare was accused of neglecting to provide a mandatory skilled nursing program in violation of its managed Medicaid contracts with the state of Illinois.

Poor transfers are financially, emotionally costly for skilled nursing facilities

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

In an era of managed Medicare, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and value-based purchasing, players along the acute and post-acute care continuum have a financial incentive to seamlessly transition residents from hospital to nursing facility to home.

Veterans' groups call for VA nursing home improvement

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“Anybody who respects veterans should be angered by this,” American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad said. “America’s veterans deserve better.”

Improper pay rates down $4.59 billions, CMS says

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

 A sharp drop in home health improper payments, in particular, is a big part of the reason why.

CMS highlights the limits, disconnect between Medicare and telehealth

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Connected care advocates are pressuring Congress to pass the RUSH Act.

PharmScript acquires Doehring's LTC Pharmacy

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

"PharmScript is excited to build on its momentum in the Midwest with the acquisition of Doehring's," said Michael Segal, CEO of PharmScript.

All are welcome: Connecticut nursing home invites paroled prisoners as residents

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

One of the top nursing homes in the state of Connecticut secured its accolades by specifically taking in patients that other skilled nursing facilities shy away from serving.

How to capitalize on post-acute care's evolution

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

That are some takeaways of a recent Senior Housing News webinar entitled “The Future of Post-Acute Care in Senior Living.”

Post-acute nurses find more satisfaction in career, report shows

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Pay and benefits for home care, hospice, palliative care and long-term care nurses haven’t always been on par with nurses who work in the acute setting.

Upcoming study shows the real strength of an MRI in Alzheimer's prediction

November 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The disease affects 5.5 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.

PA facility to target substance abuse

November 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

A new skilled nursing unit in McKeesport, Pa., is targeting the needs of patients with a primary medical condition and co-occurring substance misuse disorders.

Troubled Buffalo nursing home to close, state says

November 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

incidents led the NYS Department of Health to strip operation of Emerald South from its previous owner.

Market leads providers to expect spike in insurance costs

November 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Liability insurance rates for senior living and long-term care (LTC) providers are expected to go up anywhere from 5% to 30% in 2019.

Long-term care organizations combat perception problem

November 15, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

88% of people who have actually been residents would recommend the experience compared with the people outside the walls of a nursing home.

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