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Beyond Survey: Creating a Culture of Staff Competency

As nurse leaders, we often take for granted that staff have the necessary skills and knowledge to adequately and safely care for the diverse needs of all our residents, especially new admissions. 

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DC, Virginia long-term care costs steadily rising

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.

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Investors keep buying into skilled nursing facilities

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

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

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

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

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Heavy hospice caseloads, delayed unionization hurting care

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

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

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

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Lawsuit alleges skilled nursing violation by Molina

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.

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Poor transfers are financially, emotionally costly for skilled nursing facilities

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.

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Veterans’ groups call for VA nursing home improvement

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

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