Category: Industry News

Epidemic of Abuse

Every day in the U.S. it is estimated that more than 10,000 people turn 65. That’s the official start of senior status in the U.S. And with that comes a growing push for programs to help older people stay at home and out of nursing homes and hospitals. A recent Time essay by Dr. Robert

OIG Investigates Discharges

Facilities are discharging patients that do not follow Federal regulations which leads to unsafe and traumatic harm for the patient. CMS and State Long-Term Care Ombudsmen question the extent to which the nursing homes follow these Federal requirements for discharge. OIG conducted an investigation into nursing homes’ capability to care for patients with mental health

PACS Group

The national for-profit chain Providence is getting bigger. The Oaks Healthcare, the nursing home segment of The Oaks of Orangeburg, has sold its nursing home services to Cascade Capital Group, a Skokie, Illinois-based private health care real estate investment and asset management firm. Cascade’s interests include skilled nursing, post-acute, rehabilitation and transitional-care facilities, as well

“The Killer Nurse”

Pennsylvania’s Sunnyview Health and Rehab is the latest nursing facility with links to Heather Pressdee, known as “The Killer Nurse.” Pressdee, a registered nurse, caused the death of numerous patients she mistreated with insulin. Pressdee bounced from nursing home to nursing home, each time allegedly terminated or forced to resign. One of Pressdee’s patients that

Occupancy Rebounds

Green Street Advisors released a new report showing senior living occupancy ended the year with “better than expected momentum … that sets the stage for a favorable outlook this year. Occupancy will exceed pre-Covid levels in 2024. The Wall Street Journal reports an analysis by Jason Fichtner, chief economist at the Bipartisan Policy Center, that a

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