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Using electronic health records with predictive analytics algorithms could help identify long-term care residents who are at a high risk of harmful falls, a new study has found.

Connecticut lawmakers are planning to distribute funds to nursing homes based on "irrelevant factors," the state's largest association of skilled nursing facilities said.

Pending board approval of both organizations, Mercy Hospital St. Louis was preparing to transfer the ownership of 120 skilled nursing beds on its campus to Lutheran Senior Services.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) wants to reduce nursing home reimbursement rates by 3% and raise providers' bed tax ceiling by 0.5%. But she also hopes to sweeten the deal with an ambitious offer to earn lost funding back if providers make substantial efficiency and quality improvements.

Real estate investment trust heavyweight Ventas flexed its muscles during the first quarter of 2015 as it reported record revenues and a plan to spin off most of its skilled nursing portfolio.

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