Stories tagged: nursing homes
UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
Nursing homes, senior centers find bullying has no age limit
Nursing homes, senior centers and housing complexes for the elderly have introduced programs, training and policies aimed at curbing spates of bullying, an issue once thought the exclusive domain of …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 11 a.m.
New Medicaid feature to reduce future nursing home enrollees
Years in the making, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is rolling out a new Medicaid feature that’s designed to reduce the future number of enrollees in nursing homes and, along …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Florida regulators say 23 nursing homes yet to follow rules
Florida regulators say 23 nursing homes are not following new rules put in place after residents died in a South Florida nursing home.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
Nursing homes struggled with choice to evacuate in hurricane
The deaths of elderly residents at Lake Arthur Place and other Texas and Florida facilities after hurricanes made landfall in August and September have heightened scrutiny of the evacuation procedures …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Reliant Care Group to pay $8.3 million to settle Medicare claims
A Missouri-based nursing home operator has agreed to pay $8.3 million to settle claims that it and its affiliates provided unnecessary therapy to residents and billed Medicare.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
Why hospital patients go to nursing homes with poor ratings
The selection of a nursing home can be critical: 39 percent of facilities have been cited by health inspectors over the past three years for harming a patient or operating …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016
Volunteers needed for the Eastern Washington Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
More than 100 volunteers are needed as advocates in the Eastern Washington Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, and training starts Sept. 15.
Fri., July 22, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Authorities: $1B Medicare fraud nursing home scam, 3 charged
Three people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 7 p.m.
Long-term care costs keep climbing, study says
Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually, according to a survey from …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Health facility inspectors overworked, Idaho budget committee told
BOISE – The Idaho agency responsible for investigating complaints against hospitals and nursing homes has a backlog of 135 cases. “We’re barely avoiding financial penalties for our ability to meet …
Sat., Oct. 11, 2014
Extendicare Health Services to pay $38 million in settlement
WASHINGTON – A nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard care at nearly three dozen facilities around …
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Binding arbitration unhelpful in elder care dispute
When Karen Fritz retired from a career at Rosauers Supermarkets nine years ago, she began taking care of her aging mother. Soon, it became apparent her mom, Alice Newton, could …
Mon., July 22, 2013, 10:51 a.m.
US sues Fla. over disabled kids in nursing homes
MIAMI — The U.S. Justice Department is suing Florida, accusing the state of unnecessarily keeping children with disabilities in nursing homes.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 7:41 p.m.
Feds: Fla. keeping disabled kids in nursing homes
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators say Florida officials are violating federal law by unnecessarily warehousing hundreds of children with disabilities in nursing homes. The Department of Justice sent …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2012
One-man show offers revealing look at assisted living
Setting a play in a nursing home is an artistic risk. In real life, many people avoid nursing homes – now more commonly known as assisted living residences. So watching …
Thu., April 26, 2012
Lincoln County senior facilities must close
Deep financial losses are forcing the closure of a nursing home in Davenport and an assisted living facility in Wilbur, Wash. The moves will force 42 elderly residents to find …
Sat., July 9, 2011
State smacks nursing facility
A Spokane nursing home that has faced previous sanctions for unsafe conditions has been ordered to stop accepting new residents after the death of a resident last month. State officials …
Tue., Nov. 16, 2010
Independent-minded Dunham dies at 83
Paul Dunham, the subject of a Spokesman-Review story Friday on the deeply held desire of many seniors to grow old in their own homes, died Monday. Dunham had lived in …
Mon., Nov. 15, 2010, 3:44 p.m.
Paul Dunham dies at 83
Paul Dunham, the subject of a Spokesman-Review story Friday on the deeply held desire of many seniors to grow old in their own homes, died Monday.
Fri., Nov. 12, 2010
Health care options expand for when age saps independence
A neuromuscular disorder has diminished Paul Dunham’s robust 160-pound frame to a skeletal 83 pounds over the past two decades. Since he was diagnosed with the condition, little pieces of …
Mon., Oct. 5, 2009
Waves of funding cuts imperil nursing homes
HARTFORD, Conn. – The nation’s nursing homes are perilously close to laying off workers, cutting services – possibly even closing – because of a perfect storm wallop from the recession …
Fri., May 1, 2009
Lawsuit dismissed against Extendicare
A federal lawsuit alleging consumer fraud against a national company operating homes for the elderly in Washington has been dismissed. Extendicare Homes Inc. operates 16 nursing homes in the state, …
Fri., Aug. 22, 2008
Nursing home company faces class-action suit
A lawsuit filed Thursday in King County accuses a Wisconsin-based nursing home company of cheating thousands of residents out of the care they were promised at 15 Washington state facilities, …
Mon., June 11, 2007
Nursing homes need to change culture to feel more like home
The Spring 2007 issue of “Ms” magazine highlights an innovative nursing home in Seattle and applauds its new concept. Providence Mount St. Vincent (“The Mount”) is transforming the culture of …