Kindred wins bid to privatize Arkansas home health business

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 21, 2016

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.

LifeCare CEO Phillip Douglas to retire

LifeCare CEO Phillip Douglas to retire

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 16, 2016

Phillip Douglas, chairman and CEO of LifeCare Holdings, will retire Aug. 1. He has led the Plano, Texas-based system since March 2011.

Long-term care costs continue to rise

By Associated Press  |  May 10, 2016

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...

New federally led task forces to crack down on nursing home abuses

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 30, 2016

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.

New living arrangements for dementia patients

New living arrangements for dementia patients

By Michael Sandler  |  March 19, 2016

The expansion of memory-care living facilities is part of the ongoing evolution of senior citizen residential care, which has seen rapid changes over the past few decades. Few people move directly into nursing homes anymore.

Final unified post-acute care pay system is coming

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 03, 2016

MedPAC is wrapping up work on a report that outlines a unified payment system for post-acute care settings. The panel will vote on a formal report next month. It also plans to suggest the CMS accelerate its timeline of when the new pay scheme will see the light of day.

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