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Avamere Family of Companies Extends Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services to Vancouver, WA through Acquisition of Cascade Park Care Center

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This is the first physical expansion for the Avamere Family of Companies’ line of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation services for 2015. This acquisition follows sustained growth throughout 2014 and 2013 in all lines of its post-acute services from home health and hospice to contract rehabilitation and memory care. The Avamere Family of Companies has acquired Cascade Park Care Center, conveniently located at 801 SE Park Crest Ave, Vancouver, WA and will re-brand the well-regarded skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility as Avamere Rehabilitation of Cascade Park. “We are very excited to welcome Avamere Rehabilitation of Cascade Park to the family,” says … Continue reading

Sixteen Avamere Skilled Nursing Facilities Achieved Providigm QAPI Accreditation

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  Sixteen Avamere Family of Companies skilled nursing facilities achieved Providigm QAPI Accreditation, which recognizes dedication to continuous improvement of quality in nursing home care. These facilities (located in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho) have met the excellence standards set forth by the program and are recognized among the top performing nursing homes and centers in the United States. The Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) accreditation is based on four data-driven standards that measure the facility’s use of Providigm’s abaqis® system, a survey tool used to ensure compliance with federal regulation. Exceeding all four standards leads to full accreditation and … Continue reading

Health and Care News Brief for Older Adults Vol. 3

If you’re an older adult looking for the latest news about issues that directly affect you, these are the stories to pay attention to. Here are this week’s leading headlines in senior health news for December 23-27, 2013. Click the headline to read the full story.   CMS: Medicare Coverage Not Based On Potential For Improvement McKnight’s Long-Term Care News reported that, following the Jimmo v. Sebelius settlement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have issued a warning that skilled nursing facilities caring for patients whose documents indicate “an improvement goal” can no longer claim a specific therapy was … Continue reading

Legislative Update from Infinity Rehab & Signature Releases Assessment Tool

As the year winds down, there is a lot happening at Avamere. Each part of our family of companies play a unique and valuable role in the communities they serve. Keeping our patients, employees, and the public educated on industry news and trends is an important part of our mission to enhance the life of every person we serve. Check out a few recent stories below. Infinity Rehab President Mike Billings gives an update on legislative proposals that are reshaping the therapy industry as we move into 2014. Acumentra Health recently profiled Signature Home Health’s PLACES tool which is helping … Continue reading

Health and Care News Brief for Older Adults Vol. 2

  If you’re an older adult looking for the latest news about issues that directly affect you, these are the stories to pay attention to. Here are this week’s leading headlines in senior health news for December 16-20, 2013. Click the headline to read the full story. Senate Revises Medicare Part B Therapy Reimbursements McKnight’s Long-Term Care News reported the Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill to replace the Medicare Part B therapy reimbursements limit with a “prior authorization medical review” outpatient therapy payment system in 2015. Many long-term care providers criticize the current system for mandating that Medicare contractors … Continue reading