• 6 systems seeking post-acute care talent 

    Below are six hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking post-acute care talent.
  • 4 recent stories on nursing home staff laws

    Here are four recent stories Becker's has published on nursing home legislation since April 5: 
  • 400 nursing home closings projected for 2022: 3 notes 

    Over 300 nursing homes have closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and 400 are projected to close this year, according to a new report from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. 
  • Hawaii hospital to close nursing home

    Wahiawa (Hawaii) General Hospital will close its long-term nursing center, effective July 22, HawaiiNewsNow reported April 22.
  • Unionized nursing homes see fewer COVID-19 deaths, study finds

    Nursing homes in which staff are members of a labor union were associated with a 10.8 percent lower resident COVID-19 death rate and a 6.8 percent lower staff COVID-19 death rate compared to nonunion nursing homes, a study published April 20 in Health Affairs found.
  • Nursing home staffing suggestion raises funding debate 

    The Biden administration's nursing home overhaul plan to implement federal nursing home staffing requirements has led industry experts to question the cost and sources of funding, Bloomberg Law reported April 21.
  • North Carolina halts admissions at nursing facility

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services froze admissions at Westwood Health and Rehabilitation, an Archdale nursing facility, for a series of violations, Fox 8 reported April 19. 
  • 5 systems seeking post-acute care talent

    Below are five hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking post-acute care talent.
  • Nursing home chain's dramatic drop in COVID-19 deaths spurs probe

    Federal regulators are set to review the COVID-19 death count at Trilogy Health Services, one of the nation's largest nursing home chains, after the company cut its reported death toll by 42 percent, USA Today reported April 15. 
  • 5 states where highest, lowest rate of nursing homes report staff shortages

    Among nursing home facilities that report data to the federal government, facilities in Minnesota are reporting the highest rate of staffing shortages in the U.S., while facilities in California are reporting the lowest, according to an April 15 analysis from Seniorly.
  • CMS gives California rehabilitation hospital 30 days to avoid shutdown

    CMS cut funding to San Francisco-based Laguna Honda Hospital after a recent inspection found a new list of violations, The San Francisco Chronicle reported April 14.
  • GAO investigating private equity ownership of nursing homes

    The increased scrutiny of the nursing home industry following President Joe Biden's reform plans has led to increased interest from lawmakers, namely an investigation into private equity firms' ownership of nursing homes, Kaiser Health Network reported April 13.
  • CMS proposes $320M nursing home pay rate cut 

    CMS is proposing to adjust skilled nursing facility payment rates downward by 4.6 percent, which decreases Medicare payments to facilities by approximately $320 million, it said April 11.
  • 8 systems seeking post-acute care talent 

    Below are eight hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking post-acute care talent.
  • New York nursing homes face growing COVID-19 lawsuits

    Lawsuits against nursing homes in New York for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic are piling up as liability protections are repealed and statutory deadlines to file the suits loom, The Wall Street Journal reported April 9.
  • Illinois lawmakers approve $700M nursing home funding boost for staffing, care quality 

    Illinois legislators unanimously approved a $700 million budget increase for nursing homes in the state to increase staffing levels and the quality of care, The Chicago Tribune reported April 8. 
  • Congressman calls for investigation into 'greedy' nursing home owners 

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., recently urged Congress to open an investigation into the "horrific practices and pervasive failures" of the nursing home industry in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, namely facilities owned by real estate investment trusts. 
  • Florida lowers nursing home care requirements

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill lowering the duration of nursing home residents' direct care to two hours daily, Tampa Bay Times reported April 7.
  • CMS revises COVID-19 nursing home protocols

    CMS is phasing out a series of protocols implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic for nursing homes to restore certain minimum standards, it said in a memorandum issued April 7.
  • 5 systemic changes needed to improve nursing home care: National Academies 

    Sweeping changes are needed at a systemic level in order to improve the quality of care in nursing homes, according to an April 6 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Committee on the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes. 

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