Nursing homes pursue higher payments for extra services, leaving them vulnerable during the pandemic

Medilodge of Livingston, where Catlin lived, and four other nursing homes in the Medilodge chain — all given a below-average health inspection rating by Medicare, and three having been cited specifically for infection control deficiencies — were among the 21 facilities to sign up for the plan. Several scrambled to obtain ventilators to meet any demand.

They were responding to the incentive, as nursing homes have done for years. Covid-19 just shifted that incentive, and Medilodge moved quickly to take advantage. In the context of a system in which government money largely supports for-profit nursing home enterprises, it made sense.

Federal money, through the Medicare and Medicaid systems, has long shaped the nursing home business — and in ways that left it completely vulnerable when the viral pandemic arrived in March.

For years, extra money has gone to pay for extra services, encouraging some nursing home owners to game the

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The best online furniture deals at Wayfair, HomeGoods, and more

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Black Friday 2020 has arrived and you can get your hands on some amazing deals and discounts for all things home. While some major retailers like Wayfair and The Home Depot have been hosting holiday deals for the past few weeks, there’s still time to save big on furniture, home décor and more. 

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Whether you’re in need of a new area rug or looking to score a gift for the homebody in your life, there are so many major furniture deals happening right now all over the Internet. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we’ve combed all those listings and

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The Companies Bringing Travel Home To You This Winter

While we are all still grounded, and travel is limited for most of us for the foreseeable future, all we can do is dream about far-flung adventures yet to come. Those working in the hospitality sector have had to think fast on their feet to keep surviving, and we can only applaud the efforts of many brands who have pivoted to offer something new, in order to keep their names fresh in the minds of would-be guests and travellers.

One of the UK’s ultimate wintery destinations – Gleneagles, near Auchterarder, Scotland – may have had to close its doors for a while, but the grand-dame hotel is keeping its ‘spirit’ alive this year by opening its own online shop. On offer is its own range of fine foods, devised by its chefs and local suppliers, and festive

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Fire safety tips for holiday decorating

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – With Thanksgiving now behind us, many people will be putting up holiday decorations this weekend.

text, whiteboard: Tips from Henrico Fire Department when you're decorating for the holidays

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Tips from Henrico Fire Department when you’re decorating for the holidays

Doug Reynolds, a Battalion Chief for the Henrico Fire Department, says keeping your house safe starts with a safe tree.

“Make sure that you get a nice green tree, grab those needles and pull on it, because if you end up with a big handful of needles that is not a fresh tree and it’s already starting to dry out, and it’s going to be a problem in your house,” he said.

Reynolds also says if you’re using a real Christmas tree, you want to keep any heat source 36 inches, or the length of a yardstick away.

When you grab last year’s lights, he says to make sure they don’t have any broken

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SkinStore Is Having A Black Friday Sale, So Make Room In Your Bathroom Cabinet

You can’t put a price on amazing skin and hair, but with savings of up to 75% off — you can certainly try.

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Ok, people, get ready to snag rave-worthy beauty products from the SkinStore Black Friday sale — we’re talking savings of 25%, 50%, even 75% on splurge-worthy serums and old faithful essentials.


Plus, you can snag an *extra* 11% in savings by entering promo code BUZZFEED11 at checkout. You are so welcome.

Here are just a few of the holy grail items we plan on adding to cart:


A beautyblender for your most flawless

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The Best Home & Kitchen Deals On Vitamix, Instant Pot, Ninja And More

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Amazon’s Black Friday sales have officially started and the deals are coming fast. For those of you looking for the best deals in home and kitchen, we scouted Amazon for discounts on cookware and household appliances that are actually worth it. We’re seeing great deals on Instant Pots, air fryers, blenders and iRobots, with more expected as the holiday shopping weekend unfolds.

Tip: Bookmark this page for easy access to the latest home and kitchen deals on Amazon. We’ll be updating it regularly as new sales drop.

Amazon also continues to run lightning deals that run for six hours only. At the

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Up to 80% Off Furniture, Appliances and More

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The Wayfair Black Friday Sale has started! The online homeware retailer is letting customers shop deals across categories up to 80% off for  Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Since most of us have been spending a lot more time at home this year, the Wayfair Black Friday Sale is the perfect time to stock up on home goods to spruce up your space.

The Wayfair Black Friday Sale is offering tons of amazing deals such as GE appliances up to 40% off, up to 70% off living room seating, up to 65% off outdoor furniture, bedroom furniture starting at $79.99, office furniture from $75, area rug options from $49, kitchen essentials from $9.99 and so much more. No Wayfair coupon is needed to score these can’t-miss deals. Be sure to also check out the site’s closeout deals on last-chance finds and

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Netflix’s Jeremiah Brent Shares His Best Holiday Decorating Tips

A good cup of coffee can be hard to come by, especially with so many making their java at home nowadays. The thing is, even the fanciest at-home coffee makers have limitations and let’s face it, they’re not always the most aesthetically pleasing.

Finally, thanks to the functional and fashionable Saeco Xelsis machine, coffee lovers can invest in a beautifully designed product that’s able to meet all their beverage needs. Don’t just take our word for it, Netflix’s Say I Do star Jeremiah Brent stands behind the machine and uses it on a daily basis with his family. From bringing his husband, interior designer Nate Berkus, coffee in bed every morning to giving his daughter warm milk or hot chocolate with the machine’s variety of settings, to say the device is versatile would be

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Book Soviet Cities reveals the gems of USSR architecture

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On the whole, the architecture of the former Soviet Union was uniform and dreary – but a recently published photography book reveals that there were some gems, from a ‘flying saucer’ building to an office block that resembles a game of Jenga.

Soviet Cities: Labour, Life & Leisure was created by Russian photographer Arseniy Kotov after a tour of post-Soviet republics between 2016 and 2020 during which he stayed in over 200 cities.

All the pictures presented in the book, published by Fuel, were taken over this period and show, says Mr Kotov, what remains of the USSR civilisation. 

He says: ‘Through my photographs I wanted to show outstanding buildings and constructions, to show where Soviet people lived and how Soviet cities once looked.

‘Most Soviet city buildings were fabricated according to standard designs. But as I visited more cities, I began

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Top Furniture Sites Offer Sales Of Up To 50% Off

If there’s a new couch on your wishlist this holiday season, Black Friday is an excellent time to make your purchase. Top brands like Wayfair, Apt2B, Anthropologie and others are all running major sales, and some deals are pretty deep. We’ve seen couches priced at up to 50% off or more, and there’s extra savings to take advantage of with flash sales and special promo codes.

Tip: Bookmark this page for more Black Friday couch deals. We’ll be updating it frequently with more retailers and more great sofas on sale.

Some retailers are in the middle of their Black Friday sales and others have just begun, so expect selection and availability to be a mixed bag. Several sites are extending their Black Friday sales through Cyber Monday and beyond.

Whether you’re looking for a classic chesterfield or a sleek velvet Midcentury-Modern sofa, here are our top picks

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