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HUD should invest more in vital nursing home revamping projects: experts

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development should play a larger role in driving much-needed renovations and quality improvements in the long-term care sector, a group of industry experts maintain in the current edition of Health Affairs.

Training for the Super Bowl of employee appreciation all year long

CareRite Centers, operating 33 facilities in four states, is a standout when it comes to making teams feel a part of something bigger.

A.G. Rhodes openly sharing the path to the future of long-term care via its $37.5M ‘household’ renovation

After nearly a decade of planning, fundraising and a $37.5 million construction and renovation project, Atlanta-based provider AG Rhodes officially opened its new 72-bed “household-model” building Friday. 

Omnibus Medicaid bill kicks in, gives state’s providers multi-pronged satisfaction

Illinois puts its own spin on hammering out healthcare financing provisions each year and Monday signaled the start of another good outcome for long-term care operators, a top provider exec said.

State basking in lowering its nursing home survey backlog, advances bill to speed up inspection cadence

A bill passed last week in Delaware’s state Senate further advances its aggressive push to clear its nursing home survey backlogs and ensure they stay up-to-date in the future.

Also in the News for Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supreme Court agrees to hear case determining employer burden of proof regarding overtime pay … David Erickson appointed president, CEO of Covenant Living Communities … State court interprets joint employer definition ‘quite broadly’ … Providers urged to meet needs of ‘silver rainbow’: AARP

Alzheimer’s history on maternal side linked to higher disease risk, study finds

People with a history of Alzheimer’s disease on their mother’s side or both parents' sides of the family had higher levels of amyloid plaques in their brains compared to those with fathers who had the disease, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Neurology.

Study shares stats, gaps in care for nonfatal opioid overdoses among Medicare recipients

A new report published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine sheds light on nonfatal prescription drug overdoses in Medicare beneficiaries.

Report: Type 1 diabetes prevalence in older adults nearly triples since 1990s

The prevalence of people over 65 living with type 1 diabetes skyrocketed in the past 30 years, a new study finds.

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, June 18

Oral coagulation drug edoxaban didn’t prevent second stroke, study finds … Study: Researchers spot risk factors for Motoric Cognitive Risk syndrome … Report: Older women left out of medical research … Older adults can be viable organ donors

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