Tag Archives: Nursing

CMS nursing home star ratings overhaul sees 37% of skilled nursing facilities losing 1 or more stars

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week released a major overhaul to the 5-star rating program for Nursing Home Compare that has resulted in an estimated 37 percent of skilled nursing facilities losing one or more stars. The reason for the drop is not related to quality of care, but due to CMS… Read More »

Florida veteran dies after genitals become gangrenous; family blames nursing home: report

The Florida man was a U.S. Army veteran. An 84-year-old Army veteran in Jacksonville, Florida, died after he reportedly developed a gangrene infection in his genitals. Now his family members allege the nursing home where the veteran lived ignored his condition until it was too late. The vet, York Spratling, began living at the  Consulate Health Care of… Read More »

More Than Half Of California Nursing Homes Balk At Stricter Staffing Rules

More than half of California’s nursing homes are asking to be exempted from new state regulations that would require them to spend more time directly caring for their patients. The state’s new staffing requirements for nursing homes, quietly passed in last year’s budget bill, seem universally unpopular. Patient advocates say the new regulations don’t go… Read More »