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Nursing Homes Are Pushing the Dying Into Pricey Rehab

Nursing home residents are increasingly spending time in rehabilitation treatment during the last days of their lives, subjected to potentially unnecessary therapy that reaps significant financial ... read more

Study claims nursing homes increasingly pushing residents into ‘unnecessary’ rehab at end of life

Providers defend their practices, noting that there is a deliberate system in place to regulate rehab levels. A new study contends that nursing homes may be pushing dying patients into unnecessary and ... read more

GUEST VIEW: There's much value in therapy

As a doctor of physical therapy in Utica, I am concerned about how an Oct. 14th article, “Nursing homes are pushing the dying into pricey rehab,” will detrimentally affect residents in skilled nursing ... read more

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Bloomberg takes a closer look at these cash-strapped facilities and the questionable decisions made about patients’ rehab. Bloomberg: Nursing Homes Are Pushing the Dying Into Pricey Rehab • In good ... read more


Living, and Dying, at Home

To avoid ending up in situations like Wilson’s, seniors often move to assisted-living communities and to nursing ... home after completing rehab for her hip, she realized her mattress was too high off ... read more

Nursing home beds in short supply in the Upper Valley

Problems with moving patients out of hospitals create obstacles to moving patients into them ... the fact that the region has lost several nursing homes in recent years. Just last year, Brookside ... read more

Big money in nursing home therapy, but is all the treatment necessary?

Fully 72 percent of Medicare rehabilitation ... nursing home chains, HCR ManorCare and Life Care Centers of America, allege managers pressured therapists to step up treatments. The chains also are ... read more

Docs offer 3 solutions to patients being ‘rehabbed to death’ in nursing homes

Three San Francisco-based clinicians are raising the red flag about dying patients being unnecessarily ... contending that nursing homes were increasingly pushing residents into “unnecessary rehab” at ... read more

Nursing Homes Are Pushing the Dying Into Pricey Rehab

(Bloomberg) -- Nursing home residents are increasingly spending time in rehabilitation treatment during the last days of their lives, subjected to potentially unnecessary therapy that reaps signifi ... read more

Nursing homes are pushing dying Americans into profitable rehab

"If someone comes into a skilled nursing-home facility with high degrees of medical complexity but not in need of rehab, they shouldn't be at a disadvantage ... However, with about 30 percent of all ... read more

For-Profit Nursing Homes Lead in Overcharging While Care Suffers

A report by federal health care inspectors in November said the U.S. nursing home industry overbills ... or retained patients who weren’t dying. Federal investigators and Florida’s attorney general ... read more



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