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Nursing Home Cameras Protect But Present Ethical Dilemmas

For many people who care for aging parents, one solution is a safe, responsible nursing home.

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Nursing Homes With Short-Staffing Drop In Medicare Ratings

The federal government accelerated its crackdown on nursing homes that go days without a registered nurse by downgrading the rankings of a tenth of the nation’s homes.

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Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long.

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Mass. Nursing Homes On Brink of ‘Colossal Collapse?’

Every spring, when Massachusetts lawmakers begin to take testimony on the state budget, the nursing home industry begins to crank out a chorus of press releases predicting a financial apocalypse is near.

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Medicare Cuts Payments To Nursing Homes Whose Patients Keep Ending Up In Hospital

Bonuses and penalties are also intended to discourage nursing homes from discharging patients too quickly.

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HHS Watchdog Probes Enforcement Of Staffing Standards At Nursing Homes

The review comes on the heels of a Kaiser Health News and New York Times investigation that found nearly 1,400 nursing homes  report having fewer registered nurses on duty than the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires.

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