Families perceive hospice care in assisted living as being better than hospice care in a nursing home, according to new research.
My impression was that hospice is one of the best things Medicare has to offer. Fast forward to this week.
The majority of people with Alzheimer's disease die in long-term care facilities, although the percentage is decreasing, whereas the number of people with the disease who die at home is increasing, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Assisted living hospice care, Medicaid personal care services, home- and community-based services waiver programs and Medicaid data are four topics that made the top 25 list included in the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's "2017 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations."
Coming full circle, doulas cradle the dying ... Plotting the demise of Alzheimer's ... Yes, older adults are having sex ... Sisterhood of Temple Shalom taking Passover to assisted living facilities, memory care centers
Support exists for both life-sustaining interventions and for measures to enable peaceful death for those with dementia and other progressive neurologic illnesses, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE.
In their efforts to successfully address the multiple challenges surrounding the care of residents and patients with life-limiting illness, health systems, healthcare payers and at-risk provider organizations are considering unique population health management models.
Median length of hospice care for assisted living residents is more than twice as long as it is for skilled nursing residents or people receiving care in traditional homes, according to a new study.
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In next phase of health reform, long-term care cannot be overlooked ... Care received at end of life varies drastically by state ... Ibuprofen associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest ... Developers seeing older renters, 3-bedroom demand ... Administrator boots residents, opens new facility
Assisted living communities were provided remuneration, including certified nursing assistants to staff their facilities, for their participation in a $60 million Medicare fraud scheme for which 16 individuals were charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas said.
Capping Medicaid funding could save $110 billion to $150 billion in federal spending over five years: study ... Obesity linked to lower chance of getting hospice care
As the ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging prepares to depart from that role, she and the committee's chairwoman celebrated what can be accomplished when Republicans and Democrats collaborate.
More states are passing right-to-die laws laden with strict eligibility rules that could cause complications for seniors and their caregivers.
Physicians' Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments, or POLST, forms often are seen as a way to honor the end-of-life preferences of frail elderly individuals when they no longer can speak for themselves. A new study, however, finds that these medical order forms often are incomplete or ambiguous, confusing healthcare professionals. Those in senior living can help, says one of the study's authors.
Senior living operators that have defined their target populations and maintain that focus are more likely to avoid acuity creep challenges that can lead to trouble for their companies and make a bad name for the industry, according to four CEOs.
A talk in which National Public Radio's Diane Rehm shared experiences related to her late husband's battle with Parkinson's disease and decision to end his life were a highlight of Wednesday's programming at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference, which also included the presentation of several awards.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services indicated that it has not ruled out regulatory reform as it looks to discourage hospice programs from targeting some Medicare beneficiaries who live in assisted living communities, where care may result in more money for hospices.
Reducing financial incentives for hospices to target some Medicare beneficiaries living in assisted living communities should be a top priority for CMS, according to a new report from the HHS Office of Inspector General.
Assisted living residents starting hospice care may be closer to death than people receiving the same care at home, new research has found.