Medicaid Can Collect SNF Room-And-Board Costs, State High Court Rules

May 16, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Nebraska's Medicaid program can claim reimbursement from beneficiaries for skilled nursing room-and-board costs, the state's high court ruled on Friday.  The case stems from a lawsuit filed by the estate of a nursing home…

Supreme Court Sides With Nursing Home In Arbitration Case

May 15, 2017, Lydia Wheeler, The Hill - The Supreme Court sided with a Kentucky nursing home Monday in a case challenging the use of forced arbitration agreements in nursing home admissions.  In a 7-1 ruling, the justices said the lower court violated the Federal Arbitration Act when it declined…

Preventable Hospitalizations Down, Nursing Home Quality Steady, Report Finds

May 15, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Potentially preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries have dropped 25% over the past four years, according to a report published last week.  The United Health Foundation's annual 

Don’t Get Hacked: How To Protect Senior Living From Cyber Crime

May 15, 2017, Alana Stramowski, Senior Housing News - The 21st Century Senior Living Community is a series brought to you by CDW, a provider of technology solutions and services focused exclusively on…

Monday Jump-Start: Brookdale Sale Rumors Continue

May 14, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Senior living communities across the country celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday, with teas

Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Less Likely To Use Post-Acute Care, Analysis Finds

May 11, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - More Medicare Advantage beneficiaries are being discharged from the hospital directly to their homes, instead of to a post-acute care facility, than traditional fee-for-service patients, according to a 

How Universities Are Making A Case For Senior Housing

May 11, 2017, Elizabeth Ecker, Senior Housing News - Several universities have made inroads lately in educating students about senior living as a career path.  Programs at Washington State University, the University of Southern California, and George Mason University have all established…

White House Meets On Potential Repeal Of Nursing Home Arbitration Ban

May 11, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnIght's Long-Term Care News - The White House Office of Management and Budget held a meeting with nursing home consumer advocates on Friday to discuss a federal rule that could possibly roll back the national ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements.

Top 10 Healthiest States For Seniors in 2017

May 10, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - Seniors looking to stay in tip-top shape might want to consider moving to communities in the Midwest, the Southwest, or on a tropical island.  That’s because the healthiest three states in the union are Minnesota, Utah, and Hawaii, according…

Brookdale Operations Improve, Takeout Chatter Focuses On Foreign Buyer

May 9, 2017, Alana Stramowski, Senior Housing News - Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) shares were up Tuesday after the company seemed to get a handle on its operations in the first quarter.  Meanwhile, speculation continued that the company may be considering selling itself in whole or…