Staffing

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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Improper pay rates down $4.59 billions, CMS says

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

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

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.

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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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As some states seem short on staff, some find surplus by 2030

In two years, California is projected to be short almost 45,000 registered nurses (RNs), while Florida will have a surplus of almost 54,000.

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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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Welltower promotes, Brookdale appoints, and Charter Senior living staffs in rundown of latest news

Movers & Shakers is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Job Board.

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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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Some hospice providers neglecting patients, abusing Medicare, according to HHS report

The report calls for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is a key player in the funding of hospice services, to increase its level of scrutiny to improve the detection of these problems.

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CMS gives one-star ratings to nearly 1400 nursing homes

Less than a month after a New York Times story revealed concerns about insufficient nursing home staffing levels, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) handed out nearly 1,400 one-star reviews.

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