The state’s Charities Bureau this month released new guidance governing the sale of non-profit nursing homes to for-profit entities, citing concerns that the deals often fail to benefit vulnerable nursing home residents.Read More >>
Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation, an Elder Outreach community in Crowley, La. has been named a recipient in the 2018 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards.Read More >>
"Clinicians are the face of healthcare. We interface with patients, care for them, engage their families and we are a go-to resource in day-to-day treatment."Read More >>
Some experts are now questioning why patients who are fragile and advanced in age are screened for breast cancer, let alone given aggressive treatment.Read More >>
An increase in respiratory illness at a local nursing home has prompted an investigation to determine if viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as influenza and Legionnaires’ disease have contaminated its air and water systems.Read More >>
Proponents say using the technology to expand care access in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) could significantly reduce hospital admissions from by permitting Medicare to enter into value-based care arrangements with medical groups to provide care via telemedicine consultations.Read More >>
Acute care providers get a payment increase from Medicare of 3% and long-term care hospitals receive an update of 1.35% in a final rule issued Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).Read More >>
Two Marin nursing homes in San Rafael and Novato are among 15 statewide that have been hit by class action lawsuits alleging that their owner systematically understaffed them to increase his profits.