nursing homes http://kcur.org en Groups Question Changes To Kansas Nursing Home Disclosures http://kcur.org/post/groups-question-changes-kansas-nursing-home-disclosures <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is changing the way it shares its reports on nursing home conditions with the public.</span></p><p></p><p>The new system, officials say, will make the reports more accurate and more accessible.</p><p></p><p>But for a group that supports nursing home residents and their families, the changes will make it harder to know which homes are the subjects of complaints and investigations of substandard care.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:37:33 +0000 Dave Ranney 57795 at http://kcur.org Groups Question Changes To Kansas Nursing Home Disclosures New Federal Rules Likely To Impact Kansas Assisted Living Facilities http://kcur.org/post/new-federal-rules-likely-impact-kansas-assisted-living-facilities <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.6;">Providers of home and community-based (</span>HCBS<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.6;">) Medicaid services and their state overseers are preparing for a raft of new federal rules that are intended to assure that the people who receive the services have more say in how they are helped and that their living conditions are β€œnon-institutional.”</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:01:11 +0000 Mike Shields 57136 at http://kcur.org New Federal Rules Likely To Impact Kansas Assisted Living Facilities Difficult Choices: Considering Long-term Care http://kcur.org/post/difficult-choices-considering-long-term-care <p></p><p>As the parents of baby boomers move into their twilight years, an elephant enters the room: when should we start to talk about long-term care?&nbsp;</p><p>With 12 million Americans already in need of attention and a further 15 million just around the corner, that question of how to best look after ourselves and loved ones is becoming more important by the day.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:56:32 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 52064 at http://kcur.org Difficult Choices: Considering Long-term Care Atchison Nursing Home Tops State List http://kcur.org/post/atchison-nursing-home-tops-state-list <p></p><p>The non-profit <a href="http://www.kabc.org/" target="_blank">Kansas Advocates for Better Care</a> is out with its annual list of nursing homes cited by state inspectors for the fewest deficiencies.&nbsp; The facility at the top of the list is in Atchison, Kan.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:32:08 +0000 Bryan Thompson 51220 at http://kcur.org Group Seeks To Increase Kan. Nursing Home Requirements http://kcur.org/post/group-seeks-increase-kan-nursing-home-requirements <p>A nursing home watchdog group says Kansas nursing home residents would benefit from increased requirements for direct care from nurses and nurse-aides in nursing homes. Current regulations require adequate staffing to provide each resident a minimum of two hours of direct care daily.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:56:19 +0000 Bryan Thompson 43447 at http://kcur.org Kansas Recognizes Elder Care Facilities http://kcur.org/post/kansas-recognizes-elder-care-facilities <p>The state is recognizing eight nursing home facilities for offering innovative ways of caring for older Kansans.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The PEAK awards recognize facilities that focus on providing better quality of life for seniors.</span></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:06:15 +0000 Stephen Koranda 39762 at http://kcur.org Choosing a Long Term Care Facility http://kcur.org/post/choosing-long-term-care-facility <p>Kansas City, MO – Many families spend more time selecting a new car than they do a long term care facility. When the time comes to choose, it helps to be prepared.</p> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:51:20 +0000 Jabulani Leffall 7491 at http://kcur.org Choosing a Long Term Care Facility Few Kansas Nursing Homes Deficiency-Free http://kcur.org/post/few-kansas-nursing-homes-deficiency-free <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf7771e1ad4-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf7771e1ad4-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf7771e1ad4-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-945496.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Prairie Village, KS – For more than a decade, the non-profit Kansas Advocates for Better Care has released an annual report detailing the <a href="http://media.khi.org/news/documents/2010/12/21/2010_Good_performers_PR.pdf">best</a> and <a href="http://media.khi.org/news/documents/2010/12/21/2010_Poor_Performers_PR.pdf">worst</a> performing nursing homes in the state. In the latest report, only about 5% of Kansas nursing homes showed positive inspection trends.</p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 23:48:09 +0000 Elana Gordon 7429 at http://kcur.org Few Kansas Nursing Homes Deficiency-Free