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Most popular articles from McKnight's Long Term Care News

Most popular articles from McKnight's Long Term Care News

While long-term care providers remain concerned about President Donald Trump's proposed budget, other smaller programs are also a target.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:00 am
Alarmed provider groups are saying that seniors are at risk following the Congressional Budget Office's release of a score that indicates the Republican healthcare bill would cut Medicaid spending by $834 billion over the next decade.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:00 am
The older I get, the more I tend to rely on frequent phrases. It's my dad in me ... he has many phrases, some of which I've shared in this blog ("Lighten up, Francis.") from time to time. Now I find myself using phrases to drive points home. But I might need to come up with a few new ones.
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Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:17 pm
The version of the American Health Care Act passed by the House earlier this month would cut Medicaid spending by $834 billion over ten years, according to an analysis published Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office.
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Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:00 am
The Minnesota Department of Health sided with a nursing home resident's family last week in a closely-watched case involving surveillance cameras in resident rooms.
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Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:00 am
A Texas psychiatrist was convicted on Tuesday for his role in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved paying kickbacks to nursing home employees in exchange for patient referrals.
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Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:00 am
I can still remember it clearly when the phone rang and a serious voice on the other end of the line told me what happened. My loved one fell and, luckily, didn't break any bones.
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Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:40 pm
Eye-rollers might be inclined to snort at the thought of "just another" research center popping up. But they might want to have another think after Tuesday's big long-term care announcement.
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Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:00 am
President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 was published on Tuesday, and it shows higher cuts to Medicaid funding than previously anticipated.
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Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:00 am
The former social services director for a Louisiana nursing home has been arrested and charged with stealing nearly $400,000 from residents between 2012 and 2016.
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Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:00 am
It's impossible to prevent all tragic events at a long-term care facility, especially those involving an armed assailant entering the building despite an order of protection against him like in Ohio last week, but there are ways to reduce the likelihood of workplace violence.
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Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:05 pm
A lawsuit claiming a New Jersey skilled nursing facility underpaid certified nursing assistants for overtime and meal breaks may continue, an appeals court ruled last week.
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Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:00 am
A group of more than 75 national organizations are encouraging Senate legislators to "reject" the American Health Care Act in the interest of protecting the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
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Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:00 am
President Donald Trump's first official budget plan would slash more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program over 10 years, according to published reports.
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Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:00 am
Researchers with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health found slight differences in 30-day mortality rate for hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries when treated by doctors in different age groups.
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Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:00 am
Careers in the healthcare field span such a wide variety of applications - with some passionately drawn to provide care for vulnerable patients like children or the elderly, while others are attracted to fast-paced, hospital settings.
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Posted: May 22, 2017, 4:00 pm
The rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections fell by 54% for a cohort of long-term care facilities that took part in a patient safety program, according to research published Friday.
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Posted: May 22, 2017, 4:00 am
SNF resident dies after catching fire while smoking ... Many end-of-life care patients still receiving questionable drugs ... Former SNF revamps as foundation focused on research to improve care for elderly African Americans
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Posted: May 22, 2017, 4:00 am
Some House lawmakers raised concerns last week over the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's plan to recommend reimbursement cuts for post-acute care providers to Congress.
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Posted: May 22, 2017, 4:00 am
Two veteran employees of The Palace Nursing and Rehab Center in Kendall, FL, received quite a surprise — and some new family members — when they discovered they were long-lost second cousins.
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Posted: May 22, 2017, 4:00 am