We have gathered some of the biggest headlines this week from the long-term and post-acute care industries.
Long-term Care Workers Were Blizzard’s Unsung Heroes
Proof of personalization and how we hold our calling in the highest regard came during this month’s relentless series of snowstorms. Our certified nursing assistants, nurses, dietitians, therapists, environmental, and administrative staff were unsung heroes. They left the warmth of their own homes and their families who were safely huddled up to push through the bad weather. They packed extra clothing to stay overnight at work to ensure that all the needs of their patients were met.
Source: Boston Globe
The Highest Paying Jobs in Assisted Living for 2014
As assisted living gets a face-lift with innovative and more affordable models coming into the space, providers’ management teams are also seeing some changes — namely, in their salaries.
Source: Senior Housing News
$500M in New Nursing Home Beds Coming to Florida
Nursing home beds have been in short supply in Florida for more than a decade. But the Agency for Health Care Administration on Friday will authorize its top picks to add another 3,100 spots across the state.
CMS Delays Repayment Final Rule a Year
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Tuesday made official its plan to postpone implementation of a new rule on collecting hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments until Feb. 16, 2016 — but providers remain on the hook for returning the money before then.
Ascension Health Appoints New Senior-Care CEO
Jesse Jantzen has been appointed president and CEO of Ascension Health Senior Care, a division of St. Louis-based Ascension Health created last year.
Source: Modern Healthcare