Nursing home

Non-profit nursing homes sales draw focus from NY Charities Bureau

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.

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Louisiana nursing facility brings home national tech award

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.

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Cost of assisted living rises for residents

The annual cost of a private room in a nursing home has cracked the six-figure mark, according to Genworth Financial.

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As models change, clinicians are poised to lead healthcare into value-based care

"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."

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Study shows breast cancer surgery may be more dangerous than cancer for nursing home residents

Some experts are now questioning why patients who are fragile and advanced in age are screened for breast cancer, let alone given aggressive treatment.

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Nursing home residents experience mystery respiratory illness

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.

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New rules set for dialysis in nursing homes

Revisions to the State Operations Manual were released to state survey agencies by David Wright, the director of the Quality, Safety and Oversight Group at CMS, and are effective immediately with no further changes.

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House bill would allow groups to use telemedicine for long-term care

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.

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Long-term, acute care hospitals see payment increase from Medicare

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).

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California nursing homes face class-action lawsuits due to understaffing

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.

 
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