New facility assessment requirements go into effect August 9, 2024

SNFs have 90 days to revised policies and procedures

CMS increases hours in final staffing rule

Hours increased to 3.48 daily direct care

Best fall prevention strategies for older adults

JAMA report evaluates interventions to prevent falls

Nursing home citations blasted in new report

Skilled Nursing Facilities targeted

Massive cyber attack created billing burdens for skilled nursing

Attack sparks efforts for payment relief

Record-breaking amount of False Claims Act cases

Most FCA recoveries related to healthcare

Nursing home staff experiences resident life

Experiment in empathy has life-changing potential

Senate Special Committee on Aging launching new review of safety within assisted living sector

Washington Post article spurs Senate scrutiny

Class action settlements spike

New era of heightened risks and higher stakes

Assisted living communities not immune from COVID lawsuits

Not considered healthcare providers so not PREP Act protected

Staffing mandate assessments may push operators to brink

Assessment requirements have increased

Nursing home staffing exemptions criteria unclear

Facilities will need to meet four criteria to qualify.