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Genesis expects to save $54 million after... Genesis HealthCare hopes to return to form after restructuring some of its leases, according to an investor conference call last week, but the company said in a government filing that bankruptcy is not off the table.

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Nearly three dozen Preferred Care Group... Thirty-three Preferred Care Group-affiliated nursing homes filed for bankruptcy on Monday, citing costly ongoing negligence and personal injury litigation against the provider.

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AARP launches lawsuit against provider over... A California long-term care facility is on the receiving end of a first-of-its-kind lawsuit from AARP. The seniors advocacy organization has accused the provider of "dumping" residents who require the most care and staff time.

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Medicare cuts, individual mandate repeal rolled... Republican Senators on Tuesday added a provision to their tax overhaul bill that would roll back the individual insurance mandate included in the Affordable Care Act.

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CMS' readmissions reduction program linked... The results of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' program to reduce hospital readmissions are being called into question by two new studies — with one suggesting the initiative may have the "unintended consequence" of raising patient mortality rates.

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Hollywood Hills owners up off the mat,... Lawyers and legal finaglings are rich fodder for some of the most popular movies and television productions ever made. Get ready for another big show in that regard, and long-term care will be at its core.

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'Resident for a Day' program delivers... A program that placed administrators-in-training into the shoes of nursing home residents helped promote person-centered care, new research finds.

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'Extenders' package would repeal... Skilled nursing providers found both good news and bad news Thursday in a House bipartisan agreement statement on a Medicare extender package.

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Give your residents the most precious gift Here I was standing at the funeral of Rabbi Israel T, one of the beloved residents of our nursing home and a man I came to love and admire in the too short period of time that I was privileged to know him.

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Work shirts and staff attitudes For most of his adult life, my dad was an operating engineer for Sears Roebuck & Company. He wore shirts with its name almost non-stop. Such choices might not reveal much. Then again, they could be quite telling

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Door decoration program brings residents'... Residents of a Canadian nursing home are getting the chance to spruce up their rooms with large custom door decals depicting everything from their favorite landscape to the door of their church.

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Providers cautiously optimistic on new HHS head The nation's largest long-term care provider associations expressed optimism Monday about their future collaborations with President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

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LTC clinical nurse specialists urged to weigh... Clinical nurse specialists in long-term care, and their managers, are encouraged to weigh in on what specific core competencies are needed for the job. The request comes from authors working on the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists' 2017 Draft CNS Core Competencies.

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SNFs' neighborhoods, Medicaid reliance... The economic and racial makeup of the neighborhood where a nursing home is located plays a big role in how financially stressed it is, a new study confirms.

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FDA approves digital antipsychotic pill to... A new type of antipsychotic pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration will be able to share information about when it was taken with patients and providers — but it comes with a warning for older patients with dementia.

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Consider transitional care to expand referral... Identifying ways to improve census is a common goal among long-term care providers. Despite a continually expanding elderly population, occupancy levels are at the lowest point in five years.

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Azar named HHS Secretary President Donald Trump nominated Alex Azar as HHS Secretary Monday morning, tweeting that he "will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!"

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An unexpected consequence of workplace violence The healthcare industry is well aware of the consequences of workplace violence. With workplace violence-related injuries in the sector clocking in at nearly five times the rate as the private sector as a whole, it'd be hard not to.

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Do life plan communities really help people... As senior housing professionals, we're well aware of the many opportunities that Life Plan Communities offer residents. The programs, amenities, services, and health care provided create an opportunity-rich environment that we believe supports wellness. It's a big part of the reason we do what we do.

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Changes to Medicare telehealth coverage may... While arguably late to the telehealth game, long term care and post-acute care providers are now key players in telehealth as its benefits become more and more apparent for their patients and business models.

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