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The Assisted Living Federation of America is offering updated resources to help providers better handle labor relations issues.

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The government is keeping a watchful eye on personal monitoring devices and may soon regulate them due to privacy concerns and accuracy claims, consumer advocates and tech gurus recently predicted at a specialty tech forum.

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Teva settles for $1.2B over sleep drug … LTC changes in WI approved despite objection … State issues 100-plus page deficiency report on facility

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Nursing home caregivers are often unwittingly conduits that spread an infection that could lead to a potentially lethal flesh-eating disease, according to a new study in a leading infection control journal.

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The Office of Inspector General released its Fiscal Year 2015 Mid-Year Update this week, and it includes several initiatives important to long-term care operators.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to launch a new provider website to track enforcement actions against Medicare providers over potentially fraudulent claims, Modern Healthcare reported.

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Two women have been charged with stealing $144,000 from a nursing home outside of Lancaster, PA, during a payroll scam that lasted three years.

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While the long-term care industry continues seeking internal solutions to stem drug diversion and over-prescribing of powerful painkillers and opioids, federal and state law enforcement agencies are beginning to raise the heat on sources like physicians and pharmacists.

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Recent research has shown the use of tablet computers among elders has helped them break the barrier of the “digital divide.”

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Elevator accident kills SNF repairman … Jeb Bush pushes for Alzheimer’s funding … LeadingAge releases statement on Medicaid managed care rule

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A Supreme Court ruling in a whistleblower suit in Iraq could have far-reaching implications for healthcare providers, legal observers say.

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Resident killed by car after exiting unlocked facility … Man charged with attempted murder of another resident … Chinese nursing home fire kills dozens

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A federal appeals court has temporarily thwarted a drug company’s plan to replace a proven Alzheimer’s drug with a more expensive version.

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Symptoms of depression are less common in the spouses of hospice residents when compared to families where hospice was not involved, a recent study suggests.

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Resident killed by car after exiting unlocked facility … Man charged with attempted murder of another resident … Chinese nursing home fire kills dozens

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