Staffing

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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California nursing homes face class-action lawsuits due to understaffing

Two Marin nursing homes in San Rafael and Novato are among 15 statewide that have been hit by class action lawsuits alleging that their owner systematically understaffed them to increase his profits.

 
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LifeCare in Pennsylvania to close, lay off 122

LifeCare Hospitals of Mechanicsburg LLC, a provider of specialty acute medical care, is shutting its doors, displacing 122 workers.

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Wisconsin faces growing long-term care demands versus dwindling work force

Seven nursing homes in Wisconsin have closed this year, according to the Department of Health Services. In the last five years, 27 have closed.

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Thinly staffed nursing home causes residents to miss meals, lack cleanliness

A Manlius nursing home without enough staff to clean, feed and toilet residents has been fined $22,000 by the state.

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Reports, reality disagree in latest government data

Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

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Ascension expands services throughout Michigan, other states

As Ascension Michigan continues to reorganize its operations and rebrand its 15 hospitals, the Roman Catholic system has fully integrated its home health, infusion and hospice operations into Ascension at Home, a seven-state subsidiary of parent company Ascension Health.

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Undercover operation discovers discrimination at nursing facilities

The suit follows nearly two years of undercover inquiries.

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Redding nursing home employees endure heat for improved wages and benefits

Members of the Service Employees International Union carried signs and chanted as they stood on the sidewalk outside Windsor Care Center on Court Street.

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Nursing shortage, high turnover impact assisted living centers

The Texas Panhandle's large population of older residents could be impacted due to a nursing shortage facing the entire country.

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