Policy

Nursing home admissions halted after resident’s injury, lack of treatment

The patient fractured her knees while falling out of bed in front of a nurse assistant, then complained of "intense pain," state records show. 

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Change in federal guidelines may lower ratings despite level of care

The government is focused on staffing, no longer allowing facilities to report their own staffing levels. The measurements are now based on payroll reports.

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Blue Ridge CEO falls on sword, fires self to cut assisted living facility’s costs

The top executive of an assisted living community and rehab facility in Martinsville, Virginia, is soon to be out of a job, and it’s by his own design.

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Nonprofit CCRC commits funds to begin new institute on aging

A nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is hoping to soon provide services to the approximately 60,000 local seniors who live outside of its walls, through a new Institute on Aging.

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Exceptions made for hospice with regards to Tennessee’s new opioid measures

Requirements aimed at curbing Tennessee's opioid epidemic are among more than 150 new laws that kicked in Sunday.

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Bill would ban future residents with dementia, hospice needs from 12 DC facilities

If passed, a local Council bill in Washington, D.C., would ban the 12 assisted living communities in the nation’s capital from accepting residents who have been diagnosed with dementia or need hospice care.

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Senator calls for open VA nursing home ratings

U.S. Senator Doug Jones Tuesday filed an amendment that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report on or before November 11 to the U.S. Congress on the ratings given to VA-run nursing homes.

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Millennial caregivers pay large out-of-pocket costs, according to AARP

Millennials could be a serious force for encouraging policymakers to pass legislation targeted at relieving the financial burden of caregiving.

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Alzheimer’s bill would authorize $37 million for research, care

Public health leaders and caregivers coalesced Tuesday behind an effort to focus attention and funding on Alzheimer’s disease.

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MedPAC report focuses on long-term care, referrals

MedPAC said this system results in Medicare’s fee-for-service payments varying greatly from setting to setting.

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