Risk Management

Troubled Buffalo nursing home to close, state says

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

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Challenges in skilled nursing facilities: a conversation

Greystone's Frank Small discusses with Multi-Housing News the impact of the forthcoming Patient-Driven Payment Model on operators and sheds light on other pressing issues in the field.

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Nursing homes residents, staff face tough decision with hurricane

At Trinity Grove, a 100-bed skilled nursing facility in Wilmington, North Carolina, residents will be riding out Hurricane Florence — despite widespread evacuations triggered by the Category 3 storm, which could potentially deliver a historic blow to the Carolinas.

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Nursing home employees allegedly scam resident out of $600k

She trusted the workers at her nursing home to help her, but her Public Guardian says some just helped themselves to her money.

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Short-term care finds role fuzzy with regards to skilled nursing facilities

The shifting tectonic plates in the skilled nursing landscape include a focus on value and a new payment system that puts the focus on medically complex patients and specialties. 

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Accountable care organizations save money at cost of skilled nursing

The Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model netted Medicare about $62 million in net savings in its first year of operations — and cutting spending in skilled nursing facilities was a key driver for the decrease.

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Four Connecticut nursing homes fined

The state Department of Public Health has fined four nursing homes following staff errors and lapses in care earlier this year.

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Nursing home admissions halted after resident’s injury, lack of treatment

The patient fractured her knees while falling out of bed in front of a nurse assistant, then complained of "intense pain," state records show. 

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More secret data revealed: VA nursing home residents found to have more bed sores than private residents

An analysis of internal documents shows residents at more than two-thirds of Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes last year were more likely to have serious bedsores, as well as suffer serious pain, than their counterparts in private nursing homes across the country.

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In-house emergency staff providing all kinds of value to skilled nursing provider

Call9, which is based in Brooklyn, N.Y., and embeds paramedics on-site at skilled nursing facilities, partnered with the Archdiocese of New York’s long-term care arm, ArchCare, to bring the emergency services to two of ArchCare’s nursing homes. 

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