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Top industry association ‘disappointed’ after IRS leaves skilled care in the cold

McKnight's (08/13/2018) – The nation's largest skilled nursing trade group expressed “disappointment” Friday that for-profit skilled nursing facilities won't benefit from the Trump administration's new tax law. Full story »

Skilled nursing stuck in awkward middle between old and new payment models

Skilled Nursing News (08/12/2018) – Narrowing networks of referral providers have been a top concern for skilled nursing facilities over the last two years, with industry leaders preaching the importance of improving certain metrics in order to impress hospitals and home health agencies. Full story »

Feeling in control of life may be key to staying young

PsychCentral (08/09/2018) – New research shows that having a greater sense of control over their lives may help older adults feel younger and that, in turn, could help improve their cognitive abilities, longevity and overall quality of life. Full story »

Learning to live well with dementia

Kaiser Health News (08/09/2018) – Imagine your doctor telling you have Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. Then, imagine being told, “I’m sorry, there’s nothing we can do. You might want to start getting your affairs in order.” Full story »

Dementia: Both too much and too little alcohol may raise risk

Medical News Today (08/02/2018) – Some studies have suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation lowers the risk of dementia, but the evidence may have been prone to certain biases. A new study follows more than 9,000 people over a 23-year period to draw robust conclusions on the link between alcohol consumption and dementia risk. Full story »

Now you can add long-term care to death and taxes

ThinkAdvisor (08/06/2018) – Three-quarters of Americans will need long-term care, but few are prepared for it, according to a new study. Full story »

How genetic tests muddy your odds of getting a long-term-care policy

Kaiser Health News (08/07/2018) – This week, I answer questions from readers who are concerned about Medicare and insurance for long-term care. Full story »

Hospitals picking home health over skilled nursing amid payment shifts

Skilled Nursing News (08/06/2018) – Hospitals that participated in Medicare’s bundled-payment initiatives were particularly focused on getting patients home first and foremost, rather than sending them to skilled nursing facilities, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. Full story »

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