Long Term Care News
- Also in the News for Friday, Aug. 17
Nurse charged with bilking elderly couple out of $274K to bankroll 'boutique' nursing home … High levels of pain linked with impaired memory in older adults … Residents battling healthca …
- Cuts to home care could mean influx of disabled residents to nursing homes
Deep cuts to a program that provides home-based care for the disabled could force a flood of individuals into nursing homes, stakeholders are warning Missouri and federal officials.
- Private funds for long-term care shrivel as more seniors file for bankruptcy
An increasing number of older Americans are filing for bankruptcy, with long-term care costs often one of the driving factors, according to a new study.
- This stinks: New study discovers 'phantom odor' phenomenon in older adults
About 1 in every 15 adults over the age of 40 smells "phantom odors" that aren't really there, according to a new study. The implications for seniors' caregivers can be significant …
- Also in the News for Thursday, Aug. 16
ManorCare acquisition causes significant credit downgrade for parent ProMedica … Kidney dialysis patients have higher rates of dementia, new study finds … Trial date set for woman whose son overdo …
- Senator demands changes on nursing home staffing
The ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance is demanding answers on how the federal government plans to better hold nursing homes accountable for staffing decisions.
- MedEquities Realty Trust reportedly exploring sale
MedEquities Realty Trust — a publicly traded healthcare real estate company, with a handful of skilled nursing facilities — is exploring a sale.
- Congressman vows to help struggling nursing homes with legislation to ease paperwork, improve reimbursement
After a recent visit to his home state, which has been beset by numerous nursing home closures, a U.S. congressman says that he'll push for reforms to help provide relief for the industry.
- Also in the News for Wednesday, Aug. 15
New state policy could help nursing home recoup $270,000 in pending claims … Medicare Advantage plans, acting on incentives, selectively place enrollees in nursing homes that provide higher-quality …
- Providers go back to college to find success solving the nursing pipeline problem
In talking to young students and potential future workers for their communities, leaders at one Minnesota-based eldercare provider noticed that references and knowledge typically were hospital-oriente …
- Judge scolds prosecutors in Esformes record $1 billion fraud case, tosses key evidence
Federal prosecutors — aiming to take down the alleged perpetrator of one of the largest Medicare fraud schemes in history — may have been dealt a blow on Friday.
- Hospital group loses bid to toss out accusations that it siphoned $1 million-plus from nursing home to fund other parts of system
A New York hospital system has whiffed on its attempt to bury a whistleblower's claims that it funneled dollars away from its nursing home to pay other parts of the organization.
- Also in the News for Tuesday, Aug. 14
National Health Investors REIT calls skilled nursing a 'bright spot in our portfolio' … 'Landmark' new law aims to improve Alzheimer's care in one state … Managers who sup …
- Dementia and the emergency department can be a toxic combo, analysis says
The hospital emergency department can be a "chaotic" and toxic place for residents suffering from dementia. That's why it's all-the-more important for nursing homes to work closely …
- Nursing home star ratings haven't brought reduction in preventable hospitalizations, study finds
Nursing homes' publicly reported star ratings have increased substantially since the adoption of the Five-Star Quality Rating System. But there hasn't been a corresponding drop in preventabl …