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Guided care reduces cost of health care for older persons with chronic conditions

... Care" spent less time in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and had fewer emergency room visits ... fewer hospital days, 37 percent fewer skilled nursing facility days, 15 percent fewer emergency ... expenses related to care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and emergency departments more than ...

The Ensign Group Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings of $0.39 per Share; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance

... reductions in Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities, and recent declines in state Medicaid ... non-profit health system with hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare operations in ... subsidiaries provide a broad spectrum of skilled nursing and assisted living services, physical, ...

Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies

... WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Non-profit nursing homes provide better care than for-profit ... to 2003. Forty studies found that non-profit nursing homes provided significantly better quality care, ... the review authors calculated that if all nursing homes were ...

National Long Term Care Community Business Coalition Cautions Severe $16 Billion Medicare Cuts to Nursing Home Care Will Not Only Jeopardize Quality Care to Seniors but Deeply Impact Businesses that Support Sector, Contribute to Local Economies

... key services to the long term care skilled nursing community - today cautioned that the Centers for ... final rule cutting Medicare payments for skilled nursing care by as much as $16 billion over ten years will not only negatively impact high quality nursing home care for our nation's aging seniors, but ...

New Breastfeeding Supplement Designed to Improve Milk Production for Nursing Mothers

... Fairhaven Health introduces nursing Blend, a natural, non-prescription supplement to ... health of mom and baby? Surprisingly, for many nursing moms, the answer is likely "no". ... to address these very issues in the form of nursing Blend , a natural, non-prescription breastfeeding ...

The First SamarionSolution Installed in Lake Charles Alzheimer's Facility

... The Guardian House is a unique 60-bed nursing facility located in Lake Charles, La., that ... assisted living facilities and skilled nursing homes as well as assist in the transitions in ... to achieve a higher standard of excellence in nursing homes and long-term specialty care facilities. ...

Breakthrough Nursing Home Alternative Now Available to Cincinnati Elders and Their Families at Deupree Cottages

... choose a breakthrough alternative to traditional nursing homes. The new Deupree Cottages on Erie ... inviting home supported by 24-hour professional nursing care. Here elders live life on their own terms ... of the elders they work with. "The nursing home of the future is here now in Cincinnati," ...

All Nursing Schools Sheds Light on Online Nursing Degree Opportunities in a Rough Economy

... Online nursing degrees provide students with an excellent option for a less expensive education in the thriving nursing industry. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) July 30, 2009 -- According to All nursing Schools , ...

National Coalition of Front-Line Skilled Nursing Clinicians: Bipartisan Momentum to Stop CMS Medicare Regulation, Subsequent Funding Cuts, Grows in Congress

... Cut Billions From Medicare Funding for Skilled nursing Care WASHINGTON, July 29 ... ensuring the ongoing provision of quality skilled nursing care -- today commended the growing bipartisan ... billion Medicare funding cuts to seniors' skilled nursing facility (SNF) care over the next 10 years. In ...

New Study Identifies Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses as Nursing Shortage Looms & Nation's Health Care Needs Grow

... nurses will be even more critical. But today's nursing workforce is also aging, and numerous surveys ... nurse retention rates with programs that met nursing needs at their individual institutions. In one ... : Implementing a Closed Staffing Model as a nursing Retention Strategy at Centra Health at Lynchburg ...

Humanitas Designated as Approved Provider by California Board of Registered Nursing for Continuing Education Course Credit and Units

... Provider by the California Board of Registered nursing (BRN). Humanitas offers a variety of ... in the most flexible formats. The demands of nursing today are great and we are committed to providing ... on preventing incidents of violence. "Most nursing programs provide restraint and seclusion ...

More Than Half of Emergency Department Nurses Have Been Physically Assaulted at Work, New Study Finds

... leaving her or his department or emergency nursing altogether because of the violence. Reports of ... department management, hospital administration, nursing staff or physicians; the perception that ... in the July/August issue of the Journal of nursing Administration. The ENA surveyed 3,465 ...

Expressing Growing Concern, THCA Urges Texas Congressional Delegation to Protect Seniors' Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Care as Health Reform Debate Proceeds

... size of funding cuts to Medicare-financed nursing home care as part of ongoing health reform ... will have the impact of cutting Medicare-funded nursing home care by $16 billion over ten years - in ... level, Graves noted that as the nature of Texas' nursing home patient population continues to evolve, ...

Jury Awards Valley Medical Center Patient $1.8 Million for Nursing Negligence

... Woman spent remaining life in wheelchair, nursing facilities after nurse failed to alert physician ... conditions, which forced her move into a nursing facility, where she remained until just before ... on her spinal nerves. "The hospital's nursing staff did not alert Dr. Thompson that Ellen was ...

All Nursing Schools Discusses Obama's Health Care Reform and Nursing Career Opportunities

... nurses in response to the health care crisis and nursing shortage, making today an excellent time to attend nursing school. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) July 22, 2009 -- According to All nursing Schools , the need for more efficient and ...

College Intern Lives in Skilled Nursing Center, Apple Rehab, for Two Weeks

... Apple Rehab Farmington Valley, a 130 bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. "What an experience! When you think of nursing homes you don't usually think of high-end ... take his certification exam to become a licensed nursing home administrator in September. Offhandedly, he ...

Congress Must Recognize Homecare as Cost-Effective Part of Health Care Reform

... they need at home instead of in a hospital or nursing home. Already in 2009, Medicare ... costs over time by forcing more seniors into nursing homes and hospitals, blocking preventative care, ... to the average daily cost of about $200 for a nursing facility and more than $5,000 per day for a ...

Northwestern Memorial Among America's Best Hospitals in 11 Clinical Specialties According to U.S. News' 2009 Rankings

... rate, and a set of care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. In these 12 specialties, ... Northwestern Memorial possesses nursing Magnet Status, the nation's highest recognition for patient care and nursing excellence, and it is listed in 11 clinical ...

ANA Nurses Stand With Obama in Calling for Healthcare Reform Now

... member nurses associations and its 24 specialty nursing and workforce advocacy affiliate organizations ... to ANA as affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the ...

Demand for Short-Term Medical Help Leads to Growth for Travel Nursing Staffing Agency; Prompts Move to New Location and Addition of New Online Tools for Nurses

... and more, Advantage Medical Staffing, a travel nursing staffing agency, has seen growth which has led to ... Medical personnel looking to careers in travel nursing have more reasons than ever to select Advantage ... and other healthcare professionals to hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and schools. Advantage has been ...

Bayer HealthCare Announces Recipients of 2009 International Hemophilia Nursing Fellowship

... of Hemophilia's International Hemophilia nursing Fellowship. This Bayer-supported initiative ... World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). "Providing nursing professionals from these areas with the necessary ... of clinical and laboratory training. Seventeen nursing professionals have received this award since the ...

The McGregor Group to Reopen Overlook House in Cleveland as a New Nursing Facility

... County, has purchased Overlook House - a 25-bed nursing facility atop Cedar Hill near University Circle ... Christian Science Church closed the 60-year-old nursing home at the end of last year because of the ... A.M. McGregor Home, which includes the Gardens, a nursing facility with 148 private rooms on a 32-acre ...

State Budget Will Hurt Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities

... budget deliberations completed, Ohio's skilled nursing facilities -- which provide around-the-clock care ... costs continue to climb. As a result, skilled nursing facilities will have to reduce staffing levels ... a $391 million increase in fees that each skilled nursing facility has to pay on the total number of ...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Wyoming AARP Members

... the option of home care, assisted living and nursing home services along with flexible features ... by CareScout, the annual cost for a private nursing home room in the U.S. is $74,208, or $203 per ... of time. The median annual cost for a private nursing home room in Wyoming ranges from $63,875 to ...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Virginia AARP Members

... the option of home care, assisted living and nursing home services along with flexible features ... by CareScout, the annual cost for a private nursing home room in the U.S. is $74,208, or $203 per ... time period. The median annual cost for a private nursing home room in Virginia ranges from $59,860 to ...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Georgia AARP Members

... the option of home care, assisted living and nursing home services along with flexible features ... by CareScout, the annual cost for a private nursing home room in the U.S. is $74,208, or $203 per ... period. The median annual cost for a private nursing home room in Georgia ranges from $45,589 to ...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Colorado AARP Members

... the option of home care, assisted living and nursing home services along with flexible features ... by CareScout, the annual cost for a private nursing home room in the U.S. is $74,208, or $203 per ... The average median annual cost for a private nursing home room in Colorado ranges from $66,613 to ...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Arkansas AARP Members

... the option of home care, assisted living and nursing home services along with flexible features ... by CareScout, the annual cost for a private nursing home room in the U.S. is $74,208, or $203 per ... time period. The median annual cost for a private nursing home room in Arkansas ranges from $47,085 to ...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Alabama AARP Members

... the option of home care, assisted living and nursing home services along with flexible features ... by CareScout, the annual cost for a private nursing home room in the U.S. is $74,208, or $203 per ... of time. The median annual cost for a private nursing home room in Alabama ranges from $58,035 to ...

Genworth Financial Simplifies the Process of Purchasing Affordable Long Term Care Insurance for Idaho AARP Members

... the option of home care, assisted living and nursing home services along with flexible features ... by CareScout, the annual cost for a private nursing home room in the U.S. is $74,208, or $203 per ... five years. The median annual cost for a private nursing home room in Idaho ranges from $69,168 to ....

The Path to Pregnancy: Fairhaven Health Offers New Natural Products to Help Couples Conceive

... supplier of natural fertility, pregnancy and nursing related products, offers a compelling "first ... supplier of natural fertility, pregnancy and nursing related products, offers a compelling "first ... and helps fade existing marks. Price: $19.95 nursing Blend : Designed to meet the nutritional needs ...

University of Phoenix Expands Advanced Degree Programs; Adds Ph.D. in Nursing and Educational Specialist Degrees

... programs -- a Doctor of Philosophy degree in nursing (Ph.D.) and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) ... program beginning later this month, and the Ph.D. nursing program scheduled to launch in August. Both ... ) "We're very proud to add the Ph.D. in nursing and Educational Specialist degrees to our robust ...

Specialty Hospitals of Washington Adds Additional Skilled Nursing Facility Beds at United Medical Center in South East DC

... the official opening of new beds in the Skilled nursing Facility (SNF) at UMC in South East DC. "All ... they live, should have access to high-quality nursing home care," said Eric Rieseberg, President of ... Chairman and President of UMC. "The new Skilled nursing Center is one of the best in Washington and will ...

New Letter to Rangel, Waxman, Miller from National Seniors Coalition Outlines Concerns With House Tri-Committee Health Reform Bill

... 80 percent of direct patient care in America's nursing homes - we at the Coalition to Protect Senior ... that the current discussion draft limits nursing homes' role in health care reform only to that of ... the draft House legislation will cut Medicare nursing home funding by $44.9 billion over ten years. ...

Leading Nursing Web site, NurseZone.com Wins Award for Journalism Excellence

... Society of Professional Journalists. The popular nursing Web site took first place in the category of ... helping to retain these professionals within the nursing industry." NurseZone.com has been previously ... including industry news for bedside nurses and nursing leadership as well as students and recently ...

Specialty Hospitals of America Accepts First Patients in New Long Term Critical Care Hospital Located in South East Washington

... service hospital with 24 hour In-House Physician, nursing and Respiratory Therapy coverage that serves ... long and short term acute care hospitals and nursing facilities. The company's vision is to provide ... (FCME's) in its managed and owned hospitals and nursing facilities. The Specialty Hospital of Washington ...

Finding solutions to the chronic nursing shortage

... The Arthur Labatt Family School of nursing at The University of Western Ontario has ... Ph.D., was named the first Arthur Labatt Family nursing Research Chair in Human Resource Optimization. ... the end of this decade. The Arthur Labatt Family nursing Research Chair in Human Resource Optimization ...

THCA on 2009 Legislative Session: Seniors' Medicaid-Financed Nursing Home Care Requires Substantially More Investment as Population Ages, Care Needs Grow

... million general revenue) for Medicaid-financed nursing home care, substantially more investment is ... only viable funding level for Medicaid-financed nursing home care was the estimate provided in the Health ... address the operating and staffing needs of Texas nursing homes -- which serve almost 60,000 ...

Five Genesis HealthCare Centers To Be Awarded Prestigious National Award

... for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). This year, 215 nursing and assisted living facilities from across the ... assisted living, senior housing and skilled nursing profession with tools to measure, benchmark and ... long term care providers with over 200 skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences in 13 ...

Health care outcome boost needs better studies

... of further studies the authors reviewed. nursing home research (3.8%) tended to focus on ... current hot topics in QI studies. Yet similar to nursing home studies, much of the literature in these ... upon different sample types. Only QI studies in nursing homes, physician practices, and other health ...
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