Lawmaker Proposes Linking Nursing Homes’ HUD Loan Eligibility to CMS Quality Ratings

A U.S. representative this week filed legislation that would link a nursing home’s eligibility for federally backed loans to the facility’s CMS quality ratings. The legislation ...
16 States Oppose Nursing Home Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clause; Takes Power “Out of Hands of Consumer”

16 States Oppose Nursing Home Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clause; Takes Power “Out of Hands of Consumer”

  It’s common practice, when being admitted to a nursing home, for the resident to sign a pre-dispute arbitration clause – a document that forces residents to agree up-front ...

Nursing Home Industry Says Proposed Rules Are Too Burdensome

The Center for Medicare Services this summer released a sweeping, 400-page rules proposal that aims to improve quality of care and patient safety at long-term-care facilities participating ...

Seven Questions To Ask When Searching for Assisted Living

Finding reliable data on assisted living isn’t easy. Federal and state statistics can be hard to come by, and it’s often simpler to search for restaurant reviews on Yelp than ...

Congressional Leaders Ask FDA About Coumadin Safety Following Nursing Home Deaths

The bipartisan leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is asking the Food and Drug Administration how it monitors the safety of the popular blood thinner Coumadin, particularly ...

New Regulations Would Require Modernizing Nursing Home Care

After nearly 30 years, the Obama administration wants to modernize the rules nursing homes must follow to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid payments. The hundreds of pages of proposed ...

A Top-Rated Nursing Home Is Hard To Find In Texas, 10 Other States

  LOCKHART, Texas — The call from the nursing home came just before dawn, jolting Martha Sherwood awake. During the night, fire ants had swarmed over her 85-year-old mother, ...

Popular Blood Thinner Causing Deaths, Injuries at Nursing Homes

When Loren Peters arrived in the emergency room in October 2013, bruises covered his frail body, and blood oozed from his gums. The 85-year-old had not been in a fight or fallen down. ...

California, L.A. Near Deal To Boost Nursing Home Inspections

This story was originally published by Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit national health policy news service. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health could receive nearly ...
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