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Offering autonomy to nursing home residents

Offering autonomy to nursing home residents

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 22, 2014

When Dr. William Thomas took a part-time job as medical director of a nursing home in upstate New York, he found that a strictly medical approach with residents didn't improve their health outcomes or quality of life. So he began to change his approach.

Kindred prices new offerings to fund Gentiva deal

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 20, 2014

Kindred Healthcare shares recorded heavy volume Thursday as the company priced two public offerings that will help fund its takeover of Gentiva Health Services.

Report: Calif. slow to respond to nursing-home complaints

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 31, 2014

A report released this week from the California state auditor's office alleges that state health officials have failed to effectively manage investigations of complaints against long-term-care facilities in the state.

Omega to buy out rival Aviv in $3B all-stock deal

By Associated Press  |  October 31, 2014

Omega Healthcare will buy rival real estate investment trust Aviv in a $3 billion all-stock deal combining two companies that each run hundreds of nursing homes.

Extendicare paying $38 million fine for poor quality care, and other briefs

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 11, 2014

Extendicare Health Services, a long-term-care provider, and subsidiary Progressive Step Corp., a rehabilitation services company, will pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to resolve allegations that they billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services and...

Extendicare to pay $38 million in largest failure-of-care settlement

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 10, 2014

Extendicare Health Services, a long-term care provider, and subsidiary Progressive Step Corp., a rehabilitation services company, will pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services and unreasonable...

What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ

By Reuters  |  September 12, 2014

When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, such as home-based long-term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews.

Hydrocodone limits may affect long-term-care patients: critics

Hydrocodone limits may affect long-term-care patients: critics

By Sabriya Rice  |  August 22, 2014

Advocates of tighter painkiller control are praising the recent Drug Enforcement Administration decision to impose tighter restrictions on the prescription painkiller hydrocodone, but others say that as a result, it now may be more difficult for long-term-care patients to access pain treatment in a...

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