For those who think that long-term care providers aren't sitting up and taking sufficient notice of healthcare reform changes on the way, I say take another think. Providers know they're in for change — they just don't really know what to do about all of it yet.
Our facility tracks facility-acquired pressure ulcers, but I would also like to report pressure ulcer prevalence among the residents. I am not clear about the terms, definitions or correct process to calculate prevalence of pressure ulcers.
In order for your facility to survive and thrive, it's imperative to stay ahead of this ongoing tsunami. In the long-term care market, a successful strategic plan connects clinical outcomes to financial outcomes and vice versa.
These types of short-term rehab patients usually produce the highest reimbursement rates. However, if you're a facility that struggles with admissions and census, be aware that the length of stay will be shorter than your average admission.
How can long-term care operators provide consistent, quality care under today's cost pressures? Attendees at this special McKnight's webcast will learn one big reason when Holland Management CEO Janet Harris reveals some secrets to success. This no-cost webinar will focus on managing staffing levels to drive efficiencies and maintain appropriate staffing at all times. The event took place at 1 p.m. (Eastern) March 6 and will be archived at the McKnight's website for 90 days thereafter.
A group of researchers has developed a more accurate way of calculating mortality rates of the oldest Americans, which might lead to more realistic cost projections for Social Security and Medicare.
Length-of-stay — LOS — is one of those management reports that often leaves administrators and upper management bewildered. If you increase LOS, you essentially increase your census.
The number of Americans over the age of 90 has tripled in thirty years, reaching 1.9 million in 2010, according to a new report. That means long-term care facilities are increasingly seeing older, sicker residents.
It is a well-known fact that our nation is aging rapidly. However, a recently released census brief, "Age and Sex Composition: 2010," revealed remarkable findings. The study found that in the last decade, the male population grew much faster than the female population in the 60-plus age group. Understanding this demographic shift and responding to it appropriately will bring new opportunities to long-term care companies.
What will we see in the assisted living world this year? The following are my best guesses, given ongoing conversations with assisted living communities across the country and seeing firsthand how the economy has forced change in census and staffing.
While the economy may be picking up, independent living companies are still feeling the effects of lower occupancy. As a result, many are offering deals to potential residents, according to a news report.
While most of the country is filling out their census forms, nursing home residents are just beginning to receive theirs.