New Law Allows Video Monitoring in Louisiana Nursing Homes

A new Louisiana law allows nursing home residents and their family members to set up video monitoring devices in nursing home rooms under certain conditions. The law was signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards on May 31. The Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA), the state’s American Health Care Association (AHCA) affiliate, expressed support for the […]

Louisiana Rejects Proposal to Shift Skilled Nursing Residents to Home Care

The Louisiana Legislature on Tuesday rejected a bill that would have shifted the state’s long-term Medicaid model to a managed care system in an attempt to move more skilled nursing residents to the home-care setting. The Senate Health and Welfare committee voted down Senate Bill 357 in a 6-2 vote, The Advocate of Baton Rouge, La. reported. The bill […]

Home Care Providers See SNF Medicaid Imbalance

Louisiana nursing homes are getting most of the state’s Medicaid dollars over home care providers, according to a recent story on Business Report. But that’s not for lack of demand for home care services. The state currently has a backlog of around 31,000 Medicaid applicants for home-based care. “Across the country, we have had this issue of an […]