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The impact of corporate webs on nursing home finances

January 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In what has become an increasingly common business arrangement, owners of nursing homes outsource a wide variety of goods and services to companies in which they have a financial interest or that they control.

Following a tough hurricane season, Florida board discusses 2018's nursing home priorities

January 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Following September’s Hurricane Irma, and several deaths at a Broward County nursing home, Florida's long-term care facilities have come under scrutiny about how they handle emergency situations.

Focus on profit can take away from care quality in nursing homes

January 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The research is relatively consistent: Do mission-driven nonprofit organizations deliver higher quality care to elders?

Student nurses make the rounds

December 28, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home.

’Tis the season

December 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reminisces of holidays past spent at nursing homes, a reminder that this may be the most difficult time of year for some residents. 

Nursing home discharges under scrutiny

December 21, 2017  |  Jocelyn Wiener, Kaiser Health News
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Residents, ombudsman, associations and consumer advocates are raising their voice about a growing number of allegedly improper evictions and discharges. 

Remembering a milestone

December 11, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Blogger Kathy Mears reflects on the events that eventually led her to living in a nursing home. 

AARP Foundation sues to stop nursing home evictions

November 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The organization is taking up its first court case on behalf of a woman with Alzheimer’s who was discharged from her nursing home without warning.

Deer crashes into nursing home

November 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer.

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate

November 13, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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The decision of whether to get the influenza vaccine has added considerations and consequences for those who work and live in long-term care facilities. 

Another involuntary discharge

November 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.

Quite the fright

October 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things that can spook. SNF resident Kathy Mears explains how a faulty call light rattled her.

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