An audit of the Pennsylvania Department of Health found that the agency inadequately enforced staffing and complaint policies at nursing homes.
The owner of more than 30 skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities in the Miami area and two co-conspirators have been charged for their involvement in a $1 billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme.
Nearly one out of three Medicare beneficiaries discharged from rehabilitation hospitals in March 2012 were medically harmed during stays at the facilities, according to a report from HHS' Office of Inspector General.
A joint venture between the Sanders Trust of Birmingham, Ala., and private equity firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital paid $111.5 million this week to buy three inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in Texas operated by HealthSouth Corp.
North Dakota's nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are bracing themselves for diminished funding at the beginning of next year.
Kindred Healthcare has agreed to purchase Arkansas' home health operations in a privatization move that would put the company's facilities in 70 counties across the state, compared with the four it currently covers.
Phillip Douglas, chairman and CEO of LifeCare Holdings, will retire Aug. 1. He has led the Plano, Texas-based system since March 2011.
Despite outcry from industry stakeholders, advocates and beneficiaries, the CMS is moving forward with a three-year demonstration in which beneficiaries from five states would need to get prior approval before they get home health services.
Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually. Americans are paying more for other care options like home health aides and assisted living communities, while adult day care costs fell...
Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, advocates for the aged and disabled say, testing protections for some of society's most vulnerable.
A Florida nursing home is under investigation after the death of a man in a wheelchair who was left in the sun, where he suffered second-degree burns, blistering and symptoms of dehydration.
Federal, state and local authorities will collaborate in 10 new regional task forces across the country to toughen enforcement against nursing homes accused of providing grossly substandard care to patients and residents, the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday.