Category: Industry News

Arkansas Staffing

Arkansas increased staffing in nursing homes. Arkansas’ nursing home staffing requirements will be updated for the first time in decades. However, the level is still not safe. The minimum safe levels are 4.1 hours per patient per day.  No wonder the industry lobbyists are happy. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed legislation HB 1776 that providers

Five Star Senior Living Exits

Strategic Exit? Five Star Senior Living is exiting the skilled nursing industry completely. The management of 108 communities will transition to other operators. Five Star President and CEO Katherine “Katie” Potter said in a statement: “We believe that this shift in our focus is critical to the future success of Five Star and better positions

Sava’s Chief Medical Director

Skilled Nursing News spoke on March 22 with Dr. Sunil Pandya and Annaliese Impink. Pandya is the chief medical director of Atlanta-based SavaSeniorCare Administrative and Consulting LLC. Impink is an in-house lawyer for SavaSeniorCare chain. Sava has outsourced to the CMO role to Geriatric Administrative Provider Services (GAPS), a Dallas-based physician-led organization that provides medical

PruittHealth’s Gold Seal

PruittHealth announced that the corporate masters will require accreditation for all 91 nursing facilities in the Southeast region. The Joint Commission Care Center Accreditation helps health care organizations identify risks through an assessment of compliance with accreditation standards. System-wide polices and procedures, best practices, and chain of command is the key focus. “Joint Commission accreditation

Green Houses

Skilled Nursing News reported that Green Houses may be the future of the nursing home industry. COVID-19 has experts and industry leaders revaluate choices in long-term care. Many advocates have turned to the Green House model as the best way forward. These “small-house” style developments with multiple cottages for limited numbers of residents. Each resident gets

HCR ManorCare = ProMedica SeniorCare

HCR ManorCare ProMedica is rebranding the nursing home chain. ProMedica acquired the operations of HCR ManorCare in 2018. The chain was owned by private equity giant The Carlyle Group. The care was known to be deficient. Now, the HCR ManorCare chain of nursing homes and other senior living facilities will be under the “ProMedica Senior Care”


Contact us for a free legal consultation!