Articles on "Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers"

March 18, 2014 1:14 pm

U.S. News & World Report Releases Best Nursing Homes 2014

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals, today released its Best Nursing Homes 2014, highlighting the top nursing homes in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover almost 16,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. Now in its sixth year, U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes is designed to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in a nursing home in 2014. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about [...]

February 10, 2014 4:05 pm

Will China’s Next Export Be It’s Aging Population?

Forbes reports that China’s Number 1 social welfare home currently has a waiting list of over 10,000 people.  The article reports  that the China Aging Development Foundation, a fund administered by China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs, is working with one Hong Kong investor and another one from Dubai to build 12 retirement resorts in the next six years. Eight of the locations will be in China, with the first of these large projects slated for Dubai.  The Dubai project—essentially a community [...]

Home for Good–Falcons Landing
December 17, 2013 9:59 pm

Home for Good–Falcons Landing

A former home economics teacher for eight years and special education administrator for 16 years, Margaret Quayle knows how to transform a house into a home. As a military wife and avid traveler, she has established homes from coast to coast. While she has enjoyed her many homes and countless journeys, Margaret is delighted to have found her “home for good.” Just a year ago, Margaret made her long-planned move to Falcons Landing, a military retirement community in Potomac Falls, [...]

A Family Commitment–Harrison Senior Living
November 6, 2013 4:39 pm

A Family Commitment–Harrison Senior Living

Entering a Harrison Senior Living facility brings an immediate feeling of warmth and comfort. The staff, many of whom have been with the company for decades, greet each resident and family member by name. Down the hall, brightly lit foyers are filled with residents gathering for a jazz concert, while other residents sit down to enjoy a meal in our restaurant style dining room. It is this quality of care and attention to detail that serves as a reflection of [...]

August 20, 2013 3:45 pm

Study: Counties struggle owning nursing homes

Ninety-two percent of county-owned nursing  homes outside New York City lost money in 2010 and are struggling to survive, a report Monday found. Counties have been looking to flee the nursing-home business as costs rise and as they face fiscal pressures from stagnant tax revenues to pay for goverment operations. The report from the Rochester-based Center for Governmental Research said 33 counties own nursing homes, down from 40 in 1997. Eight, including Rockland County, are in the process of selling their facilities, [...]

Worth Repeating–The Fountains at Washington House
August 14, 2013 7:33 pm

Worth Repeating–The Fountains at Washington House

By Christy Brudin Marv and Phyllis Ribyat have been married several times. Each time, they have stood hand-in-hand and dedicated their lives to each other – again. Married 67 years ago, the Ribyats have renewed their vows on three different occasions. Most recently, the Ribyats renewed their wedding vows during a ceremony at their retirement community, The Fountains at Washington House. The Fountains is a retirement community featuring Independent Living, Assisted Living and Rehabilitation/ Skilled Nursing in Alexandria, Va., which [...]

August 8, 2013 4:31 pm

Salaries Increase for Nursing Home Directors of Nursing (DON)

The national average salary of Director of Nursing (DON) in Nursing Homes increased 2.63% in 2013, according to the 2013-2014 Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report, just published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS). The percent increase represents only those Nursing Homes that participated in both the 2012 and 2013 Reports. The percent increase for DON salaries in 2012 was 1.09%. Nationally, DON salaries reported by revenue size ranged from $68,176 to $100,291. 2,384 Nursing Homes participated in the [...]

March 7, 2013 8:01 pm

Dominic Chianese to Perform at Nursing Home, Pays Tribute to Friend

Dominic Chianese, known to his fans as “Uncle Junior” on the HBO TV Series The Sopranos, was performing at The Methodist Home of DC when he heard a loud voice joining with him from across the room. “When Dominic was singing, one of the things that he emphasized was to sing along with him.” Linda Moreno, Director of Therapeutic Recreation at the Methodist Home recounts Dominic Chianese’s first visit to the assisted living and nursing home facility. “Everyone was singing, [...]

February 28, 2013 9:07 pm

Medicare Paid Billions to Sub-Standard Nursing Homes

Medicare paid billions in taxpayer dollars to nursing homes nationwide that were not meeting basic requirements to look after their residents, government investigators have found. The report, released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general, said Medicare paid about $5.1 billion for patients to stay in skilled nursing facilities that failed to meet federal quality of care rules in 2009, in some cases resulting in dangerous and neglectful conditions. One out of every three times patients [...]

December 17, 2012 6:47 pm

Website Summarizes Nursing Home Inspections

Consumers overwhelmed by the prospect of selecting a nursing home now have a new online tool to help them make choices based on government inspections. Nursing Home Inspect 2.0 is a free database that helps users evaluate nursing homes in their area or anywhere in the country. ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news organization, launched the updated site database today. ProPublica first introduced the tool in August, but the new database has more features, including information about federal fines imposed on [...]