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Nonprofit long-term care providers must work together to address alarming trends, or their market share could plummet and the sector as a whole could falter, LeadingAge Chairman David Gehm told association members Tuesday.

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The government is expanding its research into alternative therapy payments, to consider more holistic changes to the way Medicare reimburses skilled nursing facilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued more stringent guidelines for how healthcare workers should interact with Ebola patients, following an outcry from nurses and other professionals.

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Walnuts may help prevent Alzheimer’s progression … Shift workers should avoid high-iron foods … More flexible response could save lives in disease outbreaks

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Instead of fearing further scrutiny by federal authorities, providers should embrace the opportunity to get feedback in the form of PEPPER reports, legal experts said Monday at the LeadingAge annual meeting in Nashville.

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Is the ability to transport residents in their wheelchairs an essential function of a nursing home hairdresser? A federal appeals court says it’s a valid question and is allowing a hairdresser to sue a facility that fired her.

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One way to gauge the effects is healthcare reform is by looking at ongoing changes to the continuing care retirement community model, LeadingAge officials said Monday at the association’s annual conference in Nashville.

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Instead of fearing further scrutiny by federal authorities, providers should embrace the opportunity to get feedback in the form of PEPPER reports, legal experts said Monday at the LeadingAge annual meeting and exposition in Nashville.

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Herpes increases dementia risk … Alzheimer’s goals need to be strengthened, experts say … A new name for antipsychotics?

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Medicare rules might have to be relaxed to give hospitals more say in where patients go for post-acute care, members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission proposed at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C. It’s likely that many hospitals already are “soft steering,” some commissioners said.

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U.S. nursing home workers who hail from West Africa are being stigmatized as potential Ebola carriers and forbidden from touching residents, according to IRIN, an independent news service launched by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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The former business office manager of a Michigan nursing home has been charged with embezzling more than $460,000 from the resident trust fund, the state’s attorney general announced last Thursday.

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Obama appoints Ebola czar … Ventas CEO ranked in world’s top 100 by Harvard Business Review … ONC issues update on progress toward interoperability roadmap

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Average operating margins increased dramatically in the last year for nonprofit senior living companies, according to a recent survey of C-suite executives.

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Authorities have arrested a nursing home psychiatrist and charged him with 52 counts of healthcare fraud, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas announced Thursday.

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