• Ascension to sell 250-bed nursing home

    Ascension Living, part of St. Louis-based Ascension, has entered an agreement to sell its 250-bed nursing home in Lewiston, N.Y., to a private group, The Buffalo News reported Jan.5.
  • Maine skilled nursing facility to close

    Ellsworth, Maine-based Seaport Village Healthcare, a skilled nursing, rehabilitation and assisted living facility, has submitted a closure plan for its skilled nursing facility to the state's Department of Health and Human Services, a spokesperson for the state DHHS confirmed with Becker's. 
  • California law puts new requirements on nursing home evictions

    A new California law is taking effect that requires nursing homes to offer residents copies of any information that explains why they are being evicted, calmatters.org reported Jan. 2.
  • Massachusetts rehab hospital proposes $6M expansion

    Ludlow-based Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts filed a $6 million proposal with the state to expand its hospital, the Boston Business Journal reported Jan. 2.
  • Rhode Island rehab center gets reaccreditation

    Lifespan Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center at Newport (R.I.) Hospital was reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International, Providence Business News reported Dec. 31. 
  • 1 patient missing after St. Louis nursing home's sudden closure

    One resident is still missing and looters have ransacked the building after the largest nursing home in St. Louis closed abruptly Dec. 15.
  • Tennessee nursing home closing; 79 layoffs announced

    Viviant Healthcare of Murfreesboro (Tenn.) is closing its doors for failing to meet Medicare and Medicaid health and safety requirements, according to a CMS notice of termination release Dec. 12. 
  • St. Louis officials to give $174,000 for aid after hectic nursing home closure

    Six days after the sudden closure of St. Louis-based Northview Village nursing home — forcing the transfer of 185 residents — officials with the St. Louis City Senior Fund announced they will allocate $174,000 in aid for the residents.
  • 170 residents moved, 100 workers without pay: Missouri nursing home shutters overnight

    The largest nursing home in St. Louis closed abruptly, leaving about 100 workers without their last paycheck and moving 170 residents without notifying their families, The New York Times reported Dec. 19.
  • 8 pressure points in skilled nursing facilities

    Skilled nursing facilities identified eight pressure points about which they are most concerned, a recent Ziegler survey found.
  • 6 nursing facility strategies for maintaining staff

    Bonuses and having a positive culture and employee appreciation were the top strategies skilled nursing facilities used to retain staff, a recent Ziegler survey found.
  • COVID nursing home deaths are 4x higher than summer

    Nursing home deaths attributed to COVID-19 were four times higher in November than they were in June, according to new data from AARP. 
  • The future of nursing homes, according to operators

    Roughly 83% of skilled nursing facilities reported seeing improvements in occupancy rates since the COVID-19 pandemic, with 36% reporting significant improvements, a recent Ziegler survey found.
  • Hundreds of assisted living residents disappear yearly; state lawmakers urged to step in

    Upwards of 2,000 individuals in assisted living facilities have been left unattended and wandered away on their own since 2018, and 100 of those individuals later were found dead, according to a Dec. 17 report from The The Washington Post.
  • Lifepoint pitches $48M rehab hospital

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health is seeking to build a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Howard, Wis., Fox 11 News reported Dec. 15. 
  • Viewpoint: Why hospitals need more nursing homes

    The lack of rehabilitation facilities and post-discharge care is causing financial and operational burdens for hospitals as well as decreasing patient safety and outcomes, Robert Glatter, MD, an emergency physician at New York City-based Lenox Hill Hospital, and Peter Papadakos, MD, professor of anesthesia and critical care at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center, wrote in a Forbes article.
  • California rehab hospital names CEO

    Alla "Al" Wazwaz was appointed CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Modesto (Calif.).
  • Advocates criticize CMS' omission of LPNs in nursing home staffing mandates

    Nursing home groups and advocates are criticizing CMS' proposed nursing home standards for not allowing licensed practical nurses to count toward the requirements, Bloomberg Law reported Dec. 11.
  • Nurse injured in accidental shooting at nursing home

    A nurse was injured at a Tennessee nursing home after a gun was accidentally discharged, The Rogersville Review reported Dec. 2.
  • New Hampshire sued over lack of in-home care options

    A lawsuit against New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services has been granted class-action status and will move to trial, the New Hampshire Bulletin reported Dec. 4.

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