Elderly nursing home residents receive relatively few cancer care services, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Few studies have examined cancer treatment and care among elderly patients residing in [...]
A new, five-star system which helps consumers searching for a nursing home is scheduled to go online at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Compare Web site by the end of 2008. The ratings will be posted on the agency’s [...]
A recent study revealed that Medicaid is underfunding state long-term care efforts by $4.2 billion this year, according to a new analysis of Medicaid financing released Wednesday by the American Health Care Association.
The funding shortfall, [...]
WNED news recently reported that hidden cameras are being installed in certain, unidentified nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities to crack down on patient abuse and neglect.
The video surveillance technology has been [...]
Study: Nursing Homes Fail to Administer Osteoporosis Drugs
A new study has found that nursing home patients suffering from osteoporosis were rarely given medications to strengthen their bones. According to the study, only [...]