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An assisted living facility is investigating after employees shared videos on social media that made fun of residents.
The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters.
An executive at the senior living provider shares what they’ve learned about emergency preparedness and what they’re doing before Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida.
A Florida woman has been charged for allegedly rummaging through resident rooms.
May 14-20 is National Nursing Home Week, a chance to recognize the work of staff, the gifts of residents and the role of nursing homes at large.
A Texas nursing home is being sued for negligence after a CNA captured footage of a sleeping resident rubbing feces on her face.
A Connecticut nursing home will receive federal funding to help pay for and provide care to the state’s aging inmates.
State legislators are rallying behind bills to increase wages for nursing home workers and Medicaid reimbursement levels for nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities.
ABILITY Network acquires Shifthound to help providers improve staff scheduling.
PointClickCare has partnered with Intellitec Solutions to directly integrate accounting software into electronic health records.
The quarterly Skilled Nursing Data Report from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care saw increases in Medicaid patients and decline in Medicare revenue.
The workforce shortage may be just the impetus the long-term care industry needs to invest on staff recruitment, development and training.