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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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Social faux pas: nursing home employees fired for sharing pictures of residents to mobile app

UR Medicine Thompson Health in Canandaigua has fired employees the health system said were involved in taking and sharing photos on social media of residents of the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center without the permission of the residents.

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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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Woman arrested for exploitation, running an unlicensed assisted living center

Hialeah Police Department officers said they found a house of horrors Thursday.

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Eight Skyline facilities in Pennsylvania sold to new owners

Temporary oversight of eight former Skyline Healthcare skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania has come to an end.

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Decline expected in CCRC skilled nursing presence

The median number of skilled nursing units in continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) has remained steady over the last five years, but a decline is coming as developers continue cut SNFs out of the equation.

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Following facilities in receivership, Skyline Health to bow out of nursing home industry

Skyline Health, which recently saw two of its 21 skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas put into receivership, is leaving the nursing home business.

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Argentum to launch multi-year plan for improved care

“The industry is doing an exceptional job providing quality care and service and Argentum is here to provide additional support,” James Balda, Argentum president and CEO, said in a press release.

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How skilled nursing facilities and their landlords can reconnect

As multiple skilled nursing tenants struggle to pay their real estate investment trust (REIT) landlords, a Chicago-based real estate management company is looking to change the model of skilled nursing leases by getting its operators to see it as a partner.

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Ohio’s commercial PACE program energizing SNF updates

In an era of tight financial constraints for skilled nursing facilities, one owner-operator turned to a unique funding source to offset construction costs — and set up savings for the future.

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