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Nursing Homes

Revolutionizing How Nursing Homes Care For The Sick

DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Indiana researchers hope that providing nursing homes with additional federal funding and in-house clinicians will significantly reduce the number of unnecessary hospitalizations vulnerable residents face. Researchers with the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research are testing whether providing nursing homes with increased Medicare payments will reduce disruptive and […]

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Mayor Emanuel Starts the Conversation in Chicago, Urging Expression of End of Life Care Plans

Marking National Health Care Decisions Day on Tax Day, Residents Address Life’s Two Certainties LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is encouraging all Chicagoans to make their future health care wishes known during a week of events to educate residents about the importance of advance care planning, the process of considering, communicating and […]

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Wisconsin Nursing Homes Struggle As Costs Rise

BY LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Wisconsin nursing home providers said Medicaid reimbursement rates may have contributed to an increase in nursing home closures in America’s Dairyland last year. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said 10 long-term care facilities closed in the state last year, compared to six in 2016. Providers told Wisconsin Public Radio […]

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