Data Points for the week of Feb, 16, 2015, covered the following topics: Alzheimer's disease, Medicare, long-term care, geriatric care
Jesse Jantzen has been appointed president and CEO of Ascension Health Senior Care, a division of St. Louis-based Ascension Health created last year.
A growing number of Americans are expected to need long-term-care services such as nursing home and home health care in the coming years. But experts increasingly doubt that private LTC insurance alone is a viable way to finance that care.
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 Healthcare shares recorded heavy volume Thursday as the company priced two public offerings that will help fund its takeover of Gentiva Health Services.
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 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.
Physicians at the Durgin Pines nursing home in Kittery, Maine, had been concerned about the use of antipsychotic drugs for the facility's residents.
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 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...
Patient-safety advocates say the CMS' new plan to curb the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing home patients with dementia falls short of what's needed to eliminate unnecessary use.
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.