those with mental disabilities in community settings rather than in institutions such as nursing homes
An analysis by the nonprofit Consumer Reports listed what it considers the best and worst of the nation's 16,000 nursing homes
-- including two of the best and one of the worst in the San Fernando Valley.
The cost of meeting the long-term care needs of sick and disabled veterans is skyrocketing out of sight, whether it's in a VA-operated nursing home
, a state veterans' home or a community-based facility.
We've been very active with nursing homes
on the commercial lending side right from the beginning and quickly saw that facility valuations were more than holding their own compared with the double-digit growth in values of commercial and residential properties.
working closely with their QIO improved by 33 percent on average.
The "Deficiencies" category includes all health deficiencies found during the most recent state nursing home
survey and in recent complaint investigations--useful information for anyone comparing nursing homes
Almost half of the total amount of loss costs in the Florida long-term-care industry go directly to lawyers who prosecute or defend the nursing homes
, according to the Aon study.
A recent report to the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging by the General Accounting Office (GAO) of California's nursing homes
reinforced these findings.
When the new law went into effect, Verridan--like many of his clients--had to call ten nursing homes
within a fifty-mile radius of his home in order to prove they wouldn't take him.
While only 14% of the "young old" (those 65 to 74) are disabled, 58% of the "old old" (those 85 and older) are functionally dependent, 47% have Alzheimer's disease and 22% already live in nursing homes
Conducted on behalf of Care Providers of Minnesota, a nursing home
trade group, the poll showed 71 percent of Minnesota residents would rather receive 24-hour care by trained nursing home
staff than be dependent on their relatives, compared to just 24 percent who would not use nursing homes
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