Articles on "Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers"

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 […]

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 31, 2012 8:42 pm

Confusion in the storm: Alzheimer’s patient refused to evacuate

NBC News reports that amid the chaos of superstorm Sandy, an 89-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease rebuffed rescuers’ efforts and refused to evacuate her New Jersey home this week, raising questions about her safety — and about the dilemma posed by dementia patients during a disaster. Caregivers from a home care agency had taken Helen Gatanis, who lives in Salem County, to a local nursing home for care early Monday. But when the woman with mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease realized where […]

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. […]