$300M Skilled Nursing Project Planned in CA; Strawberry Fields Expands Again

The Yountville Veterans Home in Yountville, Calif., is looking to build a 240-bed skilled nursing facility to replace three state-licensed care facilities on campus, including two SNFs, the Napa Valley Register reported. The project could cost $300 million, depending on the design process, campus administrator Fred Just told the publication. But he said it would […]

Study Finds Quality Gains in Skilled Nursing Facilities Come at a Price

The federal government has taken major steps over the last decade to reduce spending while also improving resident care, but a recent study finds that achieving the goal might not be so easy. A team of researchers led by Kathleen Carey of the Boston University School of Public Health found that quality gains at Veterans […]

Skilled Nursing Must-Reads: Lawmaker-Owned Operators, VA Rankings

In a week that saw more evidence of occupancy pressures for operators, smart assistants helping employees multitask at a New York skilled nursing facility, and a mixed outlook for the new therapy payment system, here are some stories that you may have missed along the way. Conflicts of Interest Among Lawmakers Who Own Nursing Homes […]

VA Proposes Incentives for Nursing Home Construction

The Department of Veterans Affairs took a step toward improving access to skilled nursing care in rural areas, announcing the development of new rules that would encourage the construction of State Veterans Homes in underserved regions. Under updated grant regulations, the VA would incorporate demand for long-term care in rural areas as part of its […]