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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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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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New memory care accreditation for nursing homes encourages staff to use a flexible, problem-solving approach to care for those with dementia, according to Joint Commission guidelines.

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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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Cancer drugs offer promising oral medication for Alzheimer’s, researchers say … Advocacy groups lobby for palliative care bills … Multiple chronic conditions threaten seniors’ life expectancy gains

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The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services has revised guidance on authorization of hospice drugs for those under Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, according to a new memo.

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The number of people infected in an infamous North Dakota Hepatitis C outbreak has risen, state health officials say.

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The National Quality Forum has come out in strong support of a proposed standardized quality measures, such as skin integrity, across different types of post-acute care settings. Uniform assessments are seen as a necessary step to site-neutral payments.

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Joint Commission releases free nursing home resource on preventing infection … ACA in the balance again as two courts issue contrary rulings on subsidies … Obama’s executive order on LGBT workplace rights extends to some nursing homes

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An hour-long educational coaching session and up to three follow-up phone calls reduced readmissions by 39% among Medicare patients, a new study finds.

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An Ohio county is evaluating whether 20 beds at its nursing home could be dedicated for heroin addicts during their withdrawal, according to local reports.

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Strong leaders must be vigilant or they could stifle a company’s innovation and growth, a CEO panel said Monday at the 2014 LINK LTC and Senior Living Conference in Chicago.

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