Quality Of Care

First impressions count: Making wise investments

First impressions count: Making wise investments

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The baby boomer generation has been a transforming force on all sorts of institutions throughout their lives, and now with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, they're transforming the long-term care industry as well.

Culture change increased care quality, reduced rehospitalizations: study

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Culture change pays off by increasing the quality of care in nursing homes, according to a new study from Brown University.

Ask the payment expert ... about quality of care and reimbursements

Ask the payment expert ... about quality of care and reimbursements

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Many states are at the forefront of pay for performance initiatives. These tie payment incentives to quality measurements and outcomes. These programs are encouraged by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' value-based purchasing "Pay for Performance" initiative.

Staffing, quality link found shaky

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Nursing home staffing levels have not been definitively linked to better care, according to an analysis published in JAMDA.

No proven connection between long-term care staffing levels and quality of care, researchers say

No proven connection between long-term care staffing levels and quality of care, researchers say

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Despite some high-profile reports, nursing home staffing levels have not been definitively linked to better care, according to a recently published analysis of research on the topic.

For-profit nursing home chains provide poorer quality of care, study asserts

For-profit nursing home chains provide poorer quality of care, study asserts

Lower levels of nursing staff in large for-profit nursing home chains have resulted in substantially lower quality of care when compared to government-owned or non-profit nursing homes, a new study says.

Certified medical directors improve quality of care in nursing homes, analysis finds

Certified medical directors improve quality of care in nursing homes, analysis finds

Nursing homes that employ medical directors certified by the American Medical Directors Association show significant improvement in quality of care over facilities that don't, according to a new analysis.