Nurses and other healthcare providers are privileged to intimately care for their patients and patients' families daily during patients' most vulnerable and life-altering times of profound loss and grief.
Improving quality is the key to surviving payment reform. Here are six ways LTC providers can boost their quality.
In June, McKnight's reported that CMS is pushing for further reductions in antipsychotic use for people living with dementia in nursing homes.
It's clear the "green" movement has planted it roots and proven to be more than a fad in fashion, living and housing.
Reporting direct care hours is nothing new, but the Affordable Care Act takes it to the next level with mandatory quarterly electronic submission of staffing and census data. This focus on staffing ratios should not come as a surprise — but you could be in for a shock if you don't pay attention to your details.
More seniors are making a move into long-term care as a lifestyle choice, thereby taking advantage of the array of products and services available for seniors at virtually every physical state, from the healthy and active to those needing everyday assistance.
Meal times are well-defined, often highly structured and supervised intervals during the day in many skilled nursing facilities.
Recently, the Medicare Payment Advisory Council released their Report to Congress on Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System...
The government is increasing its scrutiny of skilled nursing facilities that might be tempted to offer a physician a role as a Utilization Review Physician or Physician Medical Director as an inducement to refer residents to a particular facility.
With the Supreme Court's ruling on King v. Burwell behind us, many of the doubts that have held back new healthcare developments have been absolved.
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