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Distressed or ready to reset? At LTC 100, execs share thoughts on 2022 outlook

Investors making a long play will help buoy the skilled nursing industry as operators navigate mounting financial and regulatory pressures, and that’s just one reason a group of executives and analysts meeting in Florida this week are less concerned than one might think about the sector’s outlook for 2022.

Nursing home providers are afraid the support the industry has received during the COVID-19 pandemic will be non-existent once the public health emergency declaration comes to a close — despite a historic and ongoing workforce shortage. In this episode live from the 2022 McKnight’s Women of Distinction Awards ceremony (Thursday, May 12), Patti Cullen, president and CEO of Care Providers of Minnesota, discusses the impact of potentially losing the federal government’s pandemic support and President Joe Biden’s nursing home reform proposals.

Lawmakers push forward bill to ease nursing home survey requirements

Providers in the state of Michigan are confident a proposal that aims to improve the timeliness and consistency of the state’s survey process for nursing homes will receive support from state senators after easily passing the House last week. 

96% of this state’s nursing home complaints were unsubstantiated or unresolved: report … Makeover of Minneapolis nursing home helped reduce area homelessness … Food and supply shortages hit nursing home … Feds officially exclude embattled Louisiana nursing home owner from federal health programs

Older adults with COPD who were prescribed opiates had an increased incidence of hospitalization than those who had not been prescribed opiates in the previous month, a study has found.

People with vascular conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or high blood pressure have an increased chance of getting dementia as they grow older, a new study has found.

A new study has found that having multiple serious illnesses increased the risk of hospital and healthcare utilization for patients approaching the end of life.

From 1999 to 2019, the overall cancer death rate decreased significantly among Black men and women, but in 2019, cancer death rates were still highest for Blacks versus other racial and ethnic groups, according to a brief report.

For seniors with surgical repair of a hip fracture, a 12-month home-based, supervised, progressive exercise program improves functioning and physical performance, according to a study published online May 18 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Lawmakers support legislation to improve senior mental healthcare … U.S. reports monkeypox case, as Spain, Portugal outbreak grows … HHS marks 10th anniversary of the national plan to address Alzheimer’s disease … Only 25% of long-COVID patients were hospitalized for their infections … Synchrony Pharmacy launches SynchronyRx@Home

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