Our long-term care news is continually updated from dozens of sources around our industry and the web.

The Case for Immigration: Incentivizing U.S. Workers Won’t ‘Come Anywhere Close’ to Solving SNF Labor Crisis

Skilled Nursing News (04/19/2022) – The intersection of nursing home staffing and immigration has long been a conversation among operators before and during the pandemic, becoming even more pressing as industry leaders clamor to provide solutions to a historic workforce shortage. Full story »

As first state long-term care program gets revisions, others show interest

McKnight's (04/19/2022) – How state lawmakers in Washington handle the fate of their first-of-a-kind, public long-term care insurance program is being closely watched by leaders in other states. Full story »

CMS Works to Further Reduce Inappropriate Medication Use in Nursing Homes as Part of Biden Reforms

Skilled Nursing News (04/18/2022) – The Biden administration’s recent efforts to further reduce inappropriate medications in nursing homes has been a multi-year endeavor for industry leaders, but many in the space believe there is still a long way to go. Full story »

‘We have to go’: nursing home residents await evacuation in Donbas

The Guardian (04/18/2022) – In the sleepy village of Chasiv Yar in Ukrainian controlled-Donbas, about 30 elderly people are waiting to be evacuated to western Ukraine. Almost all of them have been ejected from their homes because of the war in the region, which has worsened since Russia’s full-scale invasion began in February. Full story »

BREAKING: Ownership changes go public in fresh CMS move

McKnight's (04/20/2022) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services early Wednesday announced it had added data highlighting nursing home ownership changes to its website in an effort to increase transparency. Full story »

Why Nursing Homes Still Have an Edge on Home Care Despite Consumer Preference

Skilled Nursing News (04/17/2022) – While the home has emerged as the care setting seniors most prefer over the course of pandemic, with some older adults exploring new ways towards that path, there continue to be significant barriers to that becoming a reality for many. Full story »

Vaccine Mandate Prompts Officials to Eye Nursing Home Sale

U.S. News & World Report (04/16/2022) – Local officials are citing the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers among reasons for selling a county-owned nursing home in southwestern Virginia. Full story »

Could an experimental drug help prevent aging and treat obesity?

Medical News Today (04/14/2022) – A recent study published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and MuscleTrusted Source shows that a drug called BAM15 can combat weight gain and muscle loss in sarcopenic obesity. Full story »

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