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The hospital emergency department can be a "chaotic" and toxic place for residents suffering from dementia. That's why it's all-the-more important for nursing homes to work closely with their hospital peers to make sure that they

Nursing homes' publicly reported star ratings have increased substantially since the adoption of the Five-Star Quality Rating System. But there hasn't been a corresponding drop in preventable hospitalizations, according to a new study, and

An Illinois woman pled guilty last week to charges that she perpetrated a healthcare fraud scheme designed to keep patients out of nursing homes.

After public outcry, hospital forming a 'skilled-nursing task force' to explore whether to shutter service line ... Five Star Senior Living evaluating skilled nursing business to address revenue, occupancy challenges ... Residents say city

If a senior breaks his or her hip, it's best to get them off to surgery as quickly as possible. Otherwise, such fractures can be deadly.

One of the largest providers of skilled nursing care in Canada is testing out a new "smart" senior home model in assisted living, which it may also try out in the skilled nursing space.

The nation's largest skilled nursing trade group expressed "disappointment" Friday that for-profit skilled nursing facilities won't benefit from the Trump administration's new tax law.

"Pathways to Success" is predicted to save the Medicare program $2.2 billion over 10 years.

American Health Care Association announces two skilled nursing winners of its 2018 Gold National Quality Award ... Brookdale CEO 'hamstrung' by board, says shareholder who demands changes at senior care provider ... Study explores geographi

Hospitals are working much more closely with skilled nursing facilities, aiming to form bonds and avoid costly and harmful hospital readmissions. But little is understood about how they're creating these linkages.

While occupancy of its skilled nursing properties might not be quite up to snuff, a CEO of one of the field's top operators says we may be reaching bottom, with a much brighter 2019 on tap.

Low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Are generators expensive? You bet. You know what else can get really, really expensive? Wrongful death lawsuits.

Although nursing homes' new survey routine seems to be going smoothly, infection prevention problems continue to undermine quality care delivery.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed allowing physician reimbursement for video chats and check-ins, eliciting praise from the industry.

A gene linked to job-related exhaustion in shift workers may increase the risk of Alzheimer's, according to a Finnish study published in the journal Sleep.

McKnight's Long-Term Care News has once again earned national honors in the 30th annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence competition.

Nursing homes were placed under a hot spotlight in mid-July after The New York Times ran a lengthy story criticizing fluctuations and apparent understaffing revealed through a new federal data collection process.

A Florida legislator and former veteran said "heads must roll" after caregiving challenges were uncovered at Veterans Affairs nursing homes.

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