A 65% jump in superfluous care for nursing home residents could indicate that facilities are wringing reimbursement opportunities from dying patients’ Medicare programs.

The alarming deaths of 8 patients at a Hollywood, Florida, nursing home were not indicative of most health care facilities’ level of preparedness when Hurricane Irma swept through last week. NPR Shots found that most facilities were well prepared and stockpiled inventory…

Iowa nonprofit SafeNetRx is leading the charge to combat medication waste by collecting leftover, unexpired prescription drugs from nursing homes and redistributing them to the many patients who can’t afford them.   While waste is not tracked nationwide, the EPA estimates…