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The Medicare trust fund is on track to remain solvent until 2030, trustees of the program stated in a Congressional report released Monday. This improved outlook is due in part to revised expectations about the case mix in skilled nursing facilities.

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The final countdown has begun: Long-term care providers have less than 48 hours to enter the third annual McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. Submissions will be accepted through July 30.

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A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would target improved care coordination for seniors, also adding it under the Older Americans Act.

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Brookdale enters $350K settlement over hiring workers excluded from federal programs … Seniors are more troubled by distractions, researchers find … Government publishes new Medicare Quality Improvement Organization requirements … NQF to test risk-adjusted quality measures

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Empowering nursing assistants and family members of nursing home residents in decision-making results improved service, a new study finds.

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Life experiences with intellectual stimulation may have more impact than demographic influences on cognitive abilities in older adults, researchers find.

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As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission evaluate site-neutral payments, a new brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explores the debate and proposals.

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Nursing home aide accused of choking a resident….Monitoring pulse after stroke may prevent another stroke…Slow walking speed may predict dementia

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A Massachusetts jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a nursing home resident who died due to a pressure ulcer, dehydration and other conditions linked to negligent care, according to local news reports.

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Continuing care retirement community executive director salaries have barely increased in the past year, while therapy and rehabilitation directors received a boost, a new report shows. The average salary for a therapy and rehab director is currently $95,905.

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Florida authorities say a nursing home is citing privacy laws to impede the investigation of a possible resident rape, according to local news reports.

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Nursing home aide accused of choking a resident….Monitoring pulse after stroke may prevent another stroke…Slow walking speed may predict dementia

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Special compounds could deal knockout blow to deadly superbug CRE, scientists say … AdCare will no longer operate skilled nursing facilities, execs announce … COPD medical costs run to $32 billion annually

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Nursing homes could face more stringent scheduling requirements for housekeeping workers and might be on the hook to compensate them for last-minute shift changes under a bill proposed in both houses of Congress.

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Midwestern hospitals spread referrals to the greatest variety of skilled nursing facilities and tap their favorite SNFs least often, according to a recently published analysis of nationwide referral patterns.

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