|6/29/2016 ||Bossier City Administrator Chosen as a Future Long Term Care Leader |
| || LNHA announced today that Steven Boulware has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long term and post-acute care. Mr. Boulware will join the Association’s Future Leaders program, a year-long program that offers training and guidance for long term and post-acute care professionals. Read more here.
|2/20/2015 ||Changes to CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System Are Confusing, Says LNHA |
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to Friday’s announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(CMS) regarding changes to the Five-Star Quality Rating System used to evaluate
skilled nursing facilities, Joseph Donchess, executive director of Louisiana
Nursing Home Association called the new grading structure confusing for consumers...
|2/26/2014 ||Forty-two Louisiana Facilities Named America's Best Nursing Homes |
| || On Wednesday, February 26, the Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) praised a select group of local, long term and post-acute care providers for being named among the country’s "Best Nursing Homes” by U.S. News & World Report. The annual announcement reflects a growth in "Best Nursing Homes,” from 19 to 42 in Louisiana compared to 2013, a 121 percent increase.
|5/8/2016 ||Gov. Edwards Proclaims May 8-14, 2016, as Nursing Home Week in Louisiana |
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This week Louisiana will join other states in celebrating National
Nursing Home Week and will honor nursing
facility residents and staff for their contributions to their community.
Governor John Bel Edwards recently signed a proclamation designating May 8-14,
2016, as Nursing Home Week in Louisiana. Click here to read the full release.
|5/12/2016 ||Gov. John Bel Edwards Celebrates Nursing Home Week by Visiting Maison de Lafayette Nursing Facility Residents |
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An enthusiastic crowd greeted Gov. John Bel Edwards as he visited the
Maison de Lafayette Nursing Facility on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, to celebrate
Nursing Home Week (May 8-14). Governor Edwards shared his excitement about Medicaid expansion in
Louisiana and encouraged residents that Louisiana’s best days are ahead. (Read the full release here.)
|12/2/2014 || ||Guest commentary: Nursing facilities focused on quality |
| || Read Joe Donchess' guest commentary in the Advocate here.
|5/7/2014 ||Jeremy Goux Chosen as a Future Long Term Care Leader |
| || LNHA announced today that board member Jeremy Goux has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long term and post-acute care.
|1/20/2016 ||Letter to the Editor: Recent Sadow Article Exaggerates Medicaid Costs |
| || Read Joe Donchess' letter to the editor in the January 20, 2016 edition of the Advocate newspaper. He responds to Sadow's recent false statements regarding Louisiana's nursing facilities. Read the letter here.
|4/28/2015 || ||Letter: Louisiana Nursing Home Association director says facilities make ‘special effort’ to change, provide quality care |
| || Click here to read LNHA Executive Director Joe Donchess' Letter to the Editor in the Advocate.
|10/8/2015 ||LNHA Announces Board of Directors 2015 |
| || The Louisiana Nursing Home
Association (LNHA), a nonprofit organization representing more than 250 nonprofit and for-profit
nursing facilities and assisted living communities, recently completed its board elections and two
new board members were elected to one year terms. (Click the title to read more.)
|6/28/2016 ||LNHA Director to Retire in December |
| || LNHA announced today that the organization’s executive director, Joe Donchess, will retire effective December 31, 2016. Donchess’ decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of more than 30 years of continuous service to the association and its membership. He will continue through December 2016 to ensure a smooth and successful transition for his successor. Read more here.
|7/28/2016 ||LNHA Names Mark Berger Executive Director Effective January 2017 |
| ||The Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) Board of Directors
announced on Wednesday the selection of Mark Berger to succeed its long-serving
executive director Joe Donchess. Mr. Donchess will continue as executive
director until his retirement on December 31. Click here to read the full press release.|
|7/29/2015 ||LNHA Recognizes the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid |
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the Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) will recognize the 50th
anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. LNHA thanks Louisiana’s congressmen for
working to protect these programs that provide many Louisianans with access to
the quality and affordable health care they need...
|6/12/2014 ||LNHA Responds to Press Regarding Legislative Auditor's Office Report |
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Nursing Home Association (LNHA) recently learned of a report by the Legislative
Auditor’s Office. Our association is proud of the high level of care provided
by our member facilities to approximately 26,000 of Louisiana’s frail and
elderly residents. LNHA believes several recent press articles have failed to
shed light on improvements listed in the report as well as the complexities
that must be analyzed in providing a quality service in an efficient,
affordable manner. Read the full response by clicking the link above.
|5/8/2016 ||Nursing Home Week: A Special Publication of the Ouachita Citizen |
| || Click here to view the special publication of The Ouachita Citizen for National Nursing Home Week.
|9/11/2015 ||Response Letter to Huffington Post article |
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behalf of the 255 member nursing facilities of the Louisiana Nursing Home
Association (LNHA), I would like to respond to your recent article concerning
contributions for Governor Jindal’s presidential campaign. The article is unfair
and unbalanced...and light on substance.
Click the clipboard icon to the left to read the letter in full.
|1/10/2017 ||Wes Hataway Named Legal and Policy Director for LNHA |
| ||The Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA) recently announced that Wes Hataway will serve in the newly created position of Legal and Policy Director. Read the press release here. |
|5/2/2016 || ||Care Conversations Commercial |
|1/27/2014 || ||Find the Best Care with LNHA! |
|4/28/2015 || ||LNHA Radio Commercial |
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Listen to the radio commercial here.
Circumstances don’t always
allow your loved ones to be cared for in their own homes. Many members of the
Louisiana Nursing Home Association offer a variety of amenities, such as
theaters and chapels. Therapy services are offered and are quite effective in returning patients to
their homes. Every day we’re caring for others the way we would want to be
cared for ourselves. LNHA is here to help you find the best care for your loved
one’s needs. We’re here when you need us. To learn more, visit www.lnha.org.