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A ‘Very Dangerous Time’ For Nursing Home Residents

The moratorium means that facilities will not face financial penalties, payment denials or termination from Medicare if they don’t comply with certain requirements in the new rules. 

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Georgina Morris fell ill to a particularly virulent strain of Clostridium difficile, known as C. diff, shortly after entering Astoria Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sylmar, Calif., in October 2015. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Nursing Home Infection Lapses Rampant, But Punishment is Rare

Basic steps to prevent infections , such as washing hands, isolating contagious patients and keeping ill nurses and aides from coming to work, are routinely ignored in the nation’s nursing homes.

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Nursing homes’ push for profit can clash with patient needs

A bottom-line mentality in modern nursing home chains is clashing with a creaky regulatory system that can leave vulnerable patients in unlicensed assisted-living facilities that are often inadequate and sometimes dangerous.

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Holiday company: 5 tips to create a flexible guest room

Hosting houseguests can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Having a well-designed, private space for them is a huge help, but many homeowners don’t have a dedicated room just for that.

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Downsizers embracing Tiny Home movement

Tiny homes and micro-homes creatively maximize a small footprint; utilizing lofts, clever storage options, and employing highly efficient and environmentally-friendly appliances and utilities.

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Costs for most nursing home care keep climbing

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.

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