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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today made more nursing home ownership data available as part of the White House’s push to increase transparency in the sector.

Weight loss of at least 5% was found in 40% of residents at assisted living facilities (ALFs) during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to findings from a retrospective chart review presented in a poster session at the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) 2022 Annual Conference held September 15 to 17 in Orlando, FL.

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have been awarded a $47 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to develop animal models to study the biology behind Alzheimer’s disease.

Adults with knee osteoarthritis who participated in a 12-week online yoga program experienced improved knee function in the short term, but the improvement was modest and not sustained, a new study has found.

Study identifies risks for second stroke … Fourth COVID-19 vaccine protects cancer patients …. Genetic predisposition to smoking may worsen stroke recovery

‘Critical Access’ nursing homes could be game changer: Focused Post-Acute Partners’ Mark McKenzie

While struggling rural nursing homes must innovate to survive, their efforts would be bolstered by a federal program similar to one that provides additional funding and staff resources to challenged rural hospitals. So says Mark McKenzie, CEO of Focused Post-Acute Partners, which operates 30 skilled nursing communities in Texas. Twenty of those are in rural…

The New York State Health Facilities Association this month asked state officials to repeal spending and staffing mandates adopted by the Department of Health.

Nearly 60% of senior care workers have considered leaving their jobs in the last year, with most saying they’d be enticed by better pay and benefits and one-third looking for better work-life balance.  Those were among the findings of a survey by recruitment and scheduling software firm OnShift last week. Direct caregivers indicated a slightly…

Bill would cap nursing home annual rent increases at 4% … Comparison of care for dementia patients revealed fewer hospitalizations for those in SNF in last year of life vs. those in home/ALFs … CDC devoting funds for better antibiotic prescribing for LTC facilities

Mind the Gap event Nov. 1 focuses on care collaboration

Transitions of care and improving patient outcomes will be the focus at the Mind the Gap conference Nov. 1.

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