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Stan Hugo with his wife, Donna, who is a resident at the Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Ithaca, N.Y. Mr. Hugo tracks staffing levels at the skilled nursing facility. (Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times)

Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records

Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

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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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Buyer Beware: Long-Term Care Costs Surging

Long-term care costs can impose a crushing financial burden on individuals or families in part because private health insurance and Medicare offer only limited help.

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Nursing Homes Move Into The Insurance Business

These plans are recent additions to the Medicare Advantage market, where private plans have become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional fee-for-service coverage.

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Herbert and Judith Schwartz

New nursing home rules offer residents more control of care

About 1.4 million residents of nursing homes across the country now can be more involved in their care under the most wide-ranging revision of federal rules for such facilities in 25 years.

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