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Nursing home workers still waiting for wage increases in Massachusetts

May 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Following several extensions and lapsed deadlines, 12 nursing homes are still not in compliance with state regulations, according to the report from the state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

OnShift hires senior lifestyle COO into new position

May 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Workforce management software firm OnShift has hired Lisa Fordyce to the newly created role of executive vice president of enterprise development for senior living.

Top provider CEOs optimistic about new CMS payment rules

May 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Industry experts are still sorting out the long-term effects of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new payment system for skilled nursing facilities, but early reviews from the CEOs of some top providers have been positive.

One in five direct caregiver positions unfilled in Wisconsin

May 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A coalition of Wisconsin health care organizations is warning that the state's shortage of long-term care providers continues to grow.

NHI acquires assisted living and memory care communities for nearly $70M

May 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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National Health Investors Inc has acquired five assisted living/memory care communities for $69.75 million. The properties, which will be leased to a Bickford Senior Living affiliate, are based in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio and Erie, Pennsylvania.

CMS boosts skilled nursing payment, saves providers money over next decade

May 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday unveiled a new proposed model for skilled nursing reimbursements that the agency says will save providers $2 billion over the next decade.

Welltower, ProMedica to purchase HCR ManorCare

April 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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ProMedica CEO Randy Oostra has long felt that his company needed to look outside its traditional footprint to keep pace with the evolving nature of healthcare.

Affordability and reputation counter each other in skilled nursing facilities

April 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Skilled nursing facilities often bear the brunt of negative press surrounding long-term care, and their place in the future of the continuum could rest on changing that reputation in the minds of the public and lawmakers.

The importance of data for long-term care

April 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“Whether you’re a standalone facility… or you’re a big organization that has an electronic dashboard, we all need data to do our jobs correctly” Killian-Smith said at the event, held in Schaumburg, Ill.

SNFs losing referrals to competitors

April 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Skilled nursing admissions are driven largely by referrals from area acute-care settings, but that doesn’t mean that operators can’t look at their marketing efforts the way private-pay senior living providers do.

Issues in Nebraska and Kansas nursing homes may affect facilities and patients nationwide

April 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A Wood-Ridge-based company that owns or operates more than 100 nursing homes around the country has failed to make payroll in Nebraska and Kansas, leading regulators to take over 36 homes serving thousands of patients.

White patients in senior health center chose caregivers by race, according to lawsuit

April 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Five black workers at a senior-health center in Zeeland say their employer granted requests by some white clients that only white workers provide their care.

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