Articles on "Nursing Homes"

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 [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]

November 13, 2012 8:06 pm

People on the Move – Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehab – Nancy Chila

Virginia Health Care Association Awards Nancy Chila Director of Nursing of the Year The Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (MVNRC) announced that Nancy Chila, RN, BS, has been named Nursing Director of the Year by the Virginia Health Care Association (VHCA) in recognition of her role in facilitating MVNRC’s transition from long term care for the chronically ill to an emphasis on post-acute care and rehabilitation. At MVNRC Nancy introduced and implemented systems and processes for survey readiness, risk [...]

October 24, 2012 1:57 am

Across the States 2012: Profiles of Long-Term Services and Supports

Across the States 2012: Profiles of Long-Term Services and Supports is the ninth edition of the AARP Public Policy Institute’s state long-term services and supports reference report. Published for the past 18 years, the Across the States series  was developed to help inform policy discussions among public and private sector leaders in long-term services and supports throughout the United States. Across the States 2012 presents comparable state-level  and national data for more than 140 indicators, drawn together from a  wide [...]

September 11, 2012 6:23 pm

Administrator Asks “Why Can’t Nursing Home Residents Take a Vacation?”

Denver Post article details a touching and innovative story about 18 residents of two Denver nursing homes: A 10-day road trip through the American Southwest, from Denver to San Diego. The road trip was the brainchild of Tammy Kendall, administrator at Denver North Care Center. She was on vacation in Jamaica, taking a shower, when she had an epiphany: “Why can’t folks in a nursing home go on a vacation?” she asked herself.  Since 1995, she’d taken nursing home residents [...]

September 11, 2012 6:05 pm

Dr. Bill Thomas, The Green House Project Founder, New Book Reading/Signing

Join Dr. Bill Thomas in Baltimore for a reading of his new post-apocalyptic novel Tribes of Eden, hosted by GEDCO at Stadium Place Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. The reading is open to the public in the Ednor Apartments II at Stadium Place, 1050 E. 33rd St. — seating is limited, please RSVP by contacting Ted Gross (tgross@gedco.org; 410-243-0188). Thomas said the novel is inspired by his life’s work as a self-proclaimed “nursing home abolitionist” seeking to change the way society views aging. Thomas is [...]

September 4, 2012 3:29 pm

Medicare Studying Payment to Nursing Homes Based On Quality

KaiserHealth reports that The Affordable Care Act directs Medicare to create a national incentive pay program for nursing homes. althought it appears to be several years away, according to a recent report to Congress. First, the government needs to analyze results from its three-year “Nursing Home Value-Based Purchasing Demonstration” project, which ended July 1. Initial results from the project’s first year are being analyzed and appear mixed, with facilities in three states showing varying levels of performance, according to researchers. [...]

July 30, 2012 7:49 pm

CMS Updates Nursing Home and Hospital Compare Websites

Information Week reports that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) redesigned its Hospital Compare and Nursing Home Compare websites, allowing patients and their families to navigate more efficiently and find important information such as data from nursing home inspections and other quality measures. The article quotes Shari M. Ling, MD, CMS’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, “The refinements improve the experience of navigation for the general public and also provide additional data that gives Americans more relevant information when [...]

July 9, 2012 3:15 pm

Nursing Home Resident Speaks Out

Anyone who thinks nursing home residents are helpless and unable to speak up for themselves never met Donna Parisi. Her voice works fine. In fact, she’s hoping it will be heard all the way in Washington, where federal officials are reviewing sweeping changes proposed for New Jersey’s nursing home industry. The former teacher, who uses a wheelchair, is leading the rebellion against the state’s plan to further privatize its Medicaid program. She has spent hours trying to enlist local politicians [...]