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News: Increased Access to Long-Term Care Ordered

We’ve extensively covered the new Biden Administration proposed changes to nursing home care. But now the administration has taken it a step further and issued an Executive Order. Here’s what that entails and what that might mean for long-term care facilities. The Executive Order This decisive order directs long-term care facilities to take immediate action. …

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Ownership Transparency & The Improvements Needed

Transparency is one of the most important aspects of running any business But when it comes to nursing homes, transparency is vital to building trust, ensuring quality care, and keeping owners and organizations accountable. Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report investigating the ways Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides ownership …

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Where’s the Money? Consumer Voice’s Latest Report

Some of the primary issues that desperately need attention in the nursing home industry are staffing shortages, overuse of antipsychotics, and especially transparency. Specifically, it is becoming more and more important for nursing facilities to be completely transparent about where the federal, state, and insurance funding goes. Billions of dollars are allocated to nursing homes …

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Mental Health & The Concern Among Nursing Home Residents

Mental health disorders affect every age group and demographic. But nursing home residents are particularly susceptible to developing mental health issues, making it one of the biggest concerns for residents across the country. According to The National Institutes of Health (NIH), between “65% and 90% of nursing home residents have a mental disorder.” These disorders …

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News: CMS Investigates Schizophrenia Diagnoses & Antipsychotics

Utilizing quality measures (QMs) in nursing home ratings has been at the forefront of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’s efforts to track and encourage quality care within nursing homes across the country. However, this system relies on self-reporting and has the capacity for error when it comes to reported diagnoses. Recently, CMS has …

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6 Abuse-Prevention Projects Supported by ACL

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) functions largely on the motto that “the best way to intervene in the problem of elder abuse is to prevent it from happening.” In their mission to prevent elder abuse, they conduct a large amount of research, financially support studies and organizations, and provide a number of resources for …

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