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Body wipes found shoved inside resident;... A nursing assistant at an Oklahoma nursing home has been arrested after confessing to stuffing care wipes inside a resident out of frustration, according to local reports.

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SNF where 8 died after Irma repeatedly called... The Florida nursing home where eight people died last week following Hurricane Irma called a private phone line for Gov. Rick Scott (R) three times requesting assistance, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

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State suspends license, accuses SNF staff of... Florida officials on Wednesday suspended the license of a nursing home where residents died following Hurricane Irma, claiming staff made late entries to residents' records in an attempt to alter the image of what really happened.

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American Senior Communities takes former CEO,... American Senior Communities filed a lawsuit on Friday against several of its former executives and vendors, alleging they "systematically looted" the long-term care provider over the course of seven years.

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SNF occupancy continues to hit new lows, NIC... Skilled nursing facility occupancy dropped to 81.7% — its lowest point in five years — in the second quarter of 2017, according to a report released Thursday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

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Experts, lawmakers ponder impact of 8... The Florida nursing home where eight residents died in the wake of Hurricane Irma has now been cut from the Medicaid program, as questions continue to swirl about the incident's effect on emergency preparedness and the skilled nursing sector overall.

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Provider group: Residents' Irma-related... The deaths of eight nursing home residents after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning at their facility are "an isolated incident" that shouldn't be seen as characteristic of the state's long-term care sector, representatives of a provider group emphasized Thursday.

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Managing RCS-1 The new Resident Classification System, which may be implemented Oct 1, 2018, is changing the game. I say "may be implemented" because there's reason to believe that it may be delayed a year.

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Hatch calls for answers from HHS on abuse,... Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) urged the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday to divulge information on nursing home abuse, following a scathing federal report that found more than a quarter of potential abuse incidents go unreported.

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When no comment says a lot: A tale for nursing... One should never forget that some of the most brutal fights occur between brothers or sisters.

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Here we go again: All nursing homes are bad There is no way to sugarcoat what happened last week in Hollywood Hills, FL. Eight skilled care residents died in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Our condolences go out to the victims and their families. But there is another troubling aspect to this that deserves attention. Namely, it's becoming clear that nursing home bashing is in vogue again.

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A lesson in disaster preparedness for LTC... As healthcare entities throughout Texas and Florida work tirelessly to put back the pieces following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, reflection is likely top of mind.

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CMS looking to take Innovation Center in... The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning on revamping its seven-year-old Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Administrator Seema Verma said on Wednesday.

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Provider offers $375,000 settlement to family... An Ohio nursing home where a resident died after being given 20 times her prescribed dose of oxycodone has offered her family a $375,000 settlement, according to local reports.

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Post-Irma death toll at Florida SNF rises to 9... The death toll from the Florida skilled nursing facility that lost its air conditioning following Hurricane Irma rose to nine residents on Tuesday, as the provider geared up for a legal battle with state officials over its loss of Medicaid funding.

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Provider sued over alleged harassment,... An Indiana skilled nursing and senior living provider is facing allegations that it subjected black employees to slurs and racial discrimination, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Provider groups slam Medicaid cuts in... Republican lawmakers' last shot at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act ahead of a Sept. 30 deadline is not earning any fans in the long-term care sector, the nation's largest provider groups confirmed on Tuesday.

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Also in the News for Wednesday, Sept. 20 Improperly using lift gets SNF employee two years probation after resident's death ... Post-Irma: New lawsuits filed against Florida power company and SNF where 8 died ... SNF to close after state finds it failed to protect resident from sexual abuse

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Lawmakers: CMS has no vision for Innovation... Democratic lawmakers lashed out on Wednesday against news that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning to take its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in a "new direction."

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