Acute Care

Advice on primary permanent nursing

Advice on primary permanent nursing

There is several benefits to considering an Acuity Based Primary Permanent Nursing Assignment in your efforts to attract acute and managed care providers.

Exploring transitions in care

Exploring transitions in care

As the president of an acute care hospital, as well as overseeing our medical system's post-acute division, I see the issues facing our frailest patients from both sides. I see patients receiving great care in our hospitals, but when they leave us to go home or to another facility, we may not have the opportunity to participate in their transitional care.

Successful acute- and post-acute care partnering the focus of Aug. 27 webcast

Successful acute- and post-acute care partnering the focus of Aug. 27 webcast

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Attendees will learn first-hand from a leading nursing executive at a free Aug. 27 McKnight's webcast how post-acute care providers can grow better relationships with acute-care partners. Martie Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, the chief nursing officer for Medline Industries, will be the featured speaker. Leadership's role in lowering readmissions and delivering higher quality outcomes will be a focal point of the session.

Design Decisions: A rehab project indeed

Design Decisions: A rehab project indeed

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Saber does not rattle its short-term residents because it gives them what they want: amenities, privacy and more living options

From hospital to nursing home: lapses in care exposed

From hospital to nursing home: lapses in care exposed

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For the long-term care operator who still thinks rehospitalizations are really just a worry for hospitals, it's time to think again. Researchers are narrowing in on why nursing homes don't always do what they're asked to by referring hospitals.

Play to your strengths

Play to your strengths

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Hospitals are penalized for high readmission rates, but you know that. Today's hospital penalty is determined by looking at Medicare beneficiaries leaving an acute care stay with a hospital DRG of heart failure, heart attack or pneumonia. But you know that, too.

Texas long-term care becomes big winner in receipt of federal innovation grants

Texas long-term care becomes big winner in receipt of federal innovation grants

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Texas has received a windfall of federal funding to test care coordination programs between acute and long-term care providers.

Costs and lack of collaboration hinder technology adoption, CAST study finds

Costs and lack of collaboration hinder technology adoption, CAST study finds

High expenses and poor internal collaboration often sink provider efforts to implement new technology initiatives, according to a report from LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies. Conversely, the 18 case studies in the report identified seven markers of success.

Attitudes about food create opportunities for healthcare operators and manufacturers

Attitudes about food create opportunities for healthcare operators and manufacturers

The first question, be it in discussion of a retirement community, healthcare facility, or similar location is, "How's the food?" For the food service operator, that's the million-dollar question.

Should 'auld acquaintance be forgot?' A thought for nursing homes in the new year

Should 'auld acquaintance be forgot?' A thought for nursing homes in the new year

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Nursing homes are at their core residential communities for the elderly.

Medical directors release guidance on transferring patients from acute care to skilled nursing facilities

A new white paper developed by the American Medical Directors Association highlights successful and effective processes for transferring patients from acute care to skilled nursing facilities.

Acute care hospitals more likely to use feeding tubes on dementia patients from nursing homes, study finds

Advanced dementia patients are more likely to receive feeding tubes if they are taken from nursing homes to acute care hospitals, according to a new report. This occurs despite mounting evidence that using feeding tubes on these patients is not beneficial.