Website Used To Rate Nursing Homes Updated …

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The website the federal government uses to rate nursing homes has just been updated to better serve consumers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is using a scale from one to five stars for its “Nursing Home Compare” website. In Allegheny County, eight facilities received a five-star rating, and three local […]

Northeast Ohio nursing homes are diversifying to stay afloat

Nursing Homes Diversifying To Stay Afloat

Facing lower occupancy rates and a tight budget, Eliza Bryant Village last year dropped its number of skilled nursing beds by 17 and is repurposing a wing for a new line of business that will hopefully bring in revenue. The nonprofit provider of senior care is not alone. Nursing homes across the country are having […]

State: Nursing home industry in crisis

Nursing Home Industry In Crisis …

Steve Dean, mayor of the 3,500-population McLean County city of LeRoy, stands on the grounds of the now-closed LeRoy Manor and Liberty Village nursing home, which provided care for his aunt in her final days. The facility is one of 20 state-licensed nursing homes that have closed due to the state’s poor Medicaid reimbursement rates […]

New Nursing Home Patients May Wait To See A Doctor

(Reuters Health) – – When Medicare patients are discharged from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility, the time it takes for a doctor or advanced-level practitioner to see them for a first evaluation can vary widely, a new study suggests. About one in six initial medical assessments occur more than four days after nursing […]

Battling superbugs: Cooperation and a special soap

Battling Superbugs: Cooperation & a Special Soap

Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands of people each year: washing patients with a special soap. The efforts — funded with roughly $8 million from the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — are taking place at […]

North Dakota could be next state with law regulating cameras in assisted living, nursing homes

North Dakota Could Be Next State With Law Regulating Cameras In Assisted Living, Nursing homes

North Dakota last week inched closer to becoming the next state with a law requiring assisted living communities and nursing homes to honor resident requests to use electronic monitoring equipment in their rooms. The legislation, SB 2113, has the support of the North Dakota Long Term Care Association, the state affiliate of the American Health […]