ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (April 23, 2014) — Each year, U.S. News and World Report designates the “Best Nursing Home” award to facilities that have earned an overall Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rating of five stars — the highest rating awarded by CMS. These advancements in nursing care are continually monitored by the CMS, and each year, state … Read the rest
November 9, 2015, Needham, MA – Wingate Healthcare, the Northeast’s premiere provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors, today announced that Wingate at Ulster, a leading skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in the Hudson River Valley, has been awarded a prestigious 5-Star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Five-stars is the highest … Read the rest
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise all nursing homes to improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use to protect residents from the consequences of antibiotic-resistant infections, such as C. difficile.
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July 13, 2015
A proposal announced today at the White House Conference on Aging would make major changes to improve the care and safety of the nearly 1.5 million residents in the more than 15,000 long-term care facilities or nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and … Read the rest
One of the most excruciating decisions a family may be faced to consider is the need to put an elderly loved one in a nursing home. Not only is there the potential for feeling guilty because you can no longer care for the person who raised you, but you also have concerns or fears to entrust the … Read the rest
If you look up restraint in the dictionary, you may see one of these definitions: (1) the act of restraining, holding back, controlling or checking; (2) the state or fact of being restrained; deprived of liberty; confinement. But what does the term “restraint” mean in a nursing home or hospital setting? You may be researching facilities and … Read the rest
According to a 1991 report given by the National Advisory Council on Aging, the number of injuries and deaths clearly indicates that abuse of nursing home residents is an alarmingly growing problem.
Elderly people in these institutions are handled in a rough manner. They are grossly vulnerable to sexual assault. Sometimes they are swindled … Read the rest
CHICAGO – In a study that included more than 300 Medicare-certified nursing homes, rates of hospitalization and death were substantially increased during outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis vs. non-outbreak periods, according to a study appearing in the October 24/31 issue of JAMA. The study is being published early online to coincide with its presentation at the ID (infectious disease) Week meeting.… Read the rest
For-profit homes faulted for lower staffing, higher rate of bedsores
A major new statistical review of 82 individual research studies has revealed that nonprofit nursing homes deliver, on average, higher quality care than for-profit nursing homes. The findings could have a bearing on the present debate about the role of for-profit firms in U.S. health reform.
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