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Insurer SCAN open to work with senior living providers

December 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Senior housing operators across the country are evaluating Medicare Advantage opportunities in light of a change announced last April. 

Skilled nursing facilities voice displeasure with Medicare Advantage plans

December 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The study authors conducted 154 interviews with the stakeholders, who hailed from eight markets across the U.S.

CMS will up its weekend inspections of nursing homes

December 4, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The CMS notified state survey agencies it will use payroll-based staffing data to identify facilities with reduced weekend staffing, and require the agencies to conduct at least 50% of off-hours surveys of those facilities on weekends, starting immediately...

NJ council recommends changes to improve end-of-life care

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on End-of-Life Care recommended a number of things that can be done to strengthen patient priorities and wishes at the end of life, and avoid unnecessarily care treatments.

Lawsuit alleges skilled nursing violation by Molina

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The insurer Molina Healthcare was accused of neglecting to provide a mandatory skilled nursing program in violation of its managed Medicaid contracts with the state of Illinois.

Veterans' groups call for VA nursing home improvement

November 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“Anybody who respects veterans should be angered by this,” American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad said. “America’s veterans deserve better.”

Arizona sheriff's office plans dementia-related registry

November 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Sheriff Doug Schuster said he’d like to have such a registry started next spring. 

THC reduces Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice

November 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A substance that gives pot its kick appears to reduce the brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease – at least in mice.

Senate committee releases unfavorable report on nursing home emergency preparedness

November 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Compiled by the Democratic members of the Senate Committee on Finance, the report — titled “Sheltering in Danger” — specifically looked at operators’ responses to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017.

Bill aims for hospice workers to destroy unused, unneeded opioids

October 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A spokesperson for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democrats who pushed for this provision to be included in the ...

Despite concerns, Senate pushes bill to ease home health services' homebound requirements

October 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The home health industry has won another victory in Washington, D.C., in its battle against certain parts of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and shift toward a more pre-acute care identity.

Rep. Sean Duffy introduces mandatory CNA training lockout to improve SNFs

October 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The CNA training lockout currently impacts more than half of all Skilled Nursing Facilities in Wisconsin, while in some states that number is much higher.