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.
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...
Privately held Genesis Healthcare and publicly traded Skilled Healthcare Group intend to merge, creating a post-acute-care behemoth with approximately $5.5 billion in pro forma revenue.
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The prevalence of chronic diseases among older Americans continues to rise despite a reduction in some of the behaviors associated with developing such conditions, according to a new report.
The massive expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare had an unintended consequence in Illinois, leaving nursing homes in the lurch as the state sits on a mountain of unpaid bills.
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The Michigan Department of Community Health has issued a notice of a security breach in protected health information kept on a laptop computer and flash drive of an employee of the state's Long Term Care ombudsman's office.
National Healthcare Corp. announced this week that it recently added four properties in Missouri as it expands operations in the state.
As the number of seniors with long-term service and support needs continues to grow, Medicare and Medicaid are seeking new ways to provide care and services more effectively and efficiently. One model, Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or...
Because long-term care providers lag behind hospitals and doctors in adoption of EHRs, the crucial exchange of information between acute and long-term care providers that supports more integrated care is lacking.
Every primary-care physician who cares for elderly patients faces hard decisions. But among the hardest of choices a doctor makes, especially with the sickest of the sick, involves long-term care.