At first glance the headline strained the bonds of credulity. But there it was, earlier this year, above a story about an 86-year-old and a 79-year-old brawling over a chair before a bingo game in the Canadian nursing home where they resided. According to the account, others joined in, escalating the incident to the point…
Research and data provided by studies from Mather and other entities help guide our decisions to ensure that our residents live active, engaged and meaningful lives.
As long-term care providers face many changing industry regulations, we have seen a growing number of them invest in new technology to improve their processes and get ahead of requirements.
It’s time for some “tough love” about nursing home closures.
Recent changes to the Nursing Home Compare website leave a lot to be desired. I give them two out of a possible four stars.
It is imperative for providers who are considering medical marijuana to weigh these considerations against the potential benefits of pursuing such a program.
With so much riding on the move to PDPM, it’s clear why more SNFs are turning to external therapy partners to have their back when it comes to this significant change.
Providers would be well served to download the current version of the Five-Star User’s guide in order to have an accurate understanding of their 5-Star Rating that CMS posted to Nursing Home Compare on April 24.
Policymakers should ensure that any approach to restructure manufacturer rebates shares savings with pharmacies and prevents insurers, PBMs or manufacturers from shifting their losses downstream.
ALL emails are good because communication is good, but some could be clearer and communicate more thoroughly and competently what you want to say.
Concerned about the challenges facing our healthcare industry, I decided even though I am but one person, I should do something and let my voice be heard.
A Long Term Care Emergency Preparedness Checklist has been developed so providers and suppliers can review and implement these comprehensive requirements.
Specifically with PDGM, starting in 2020, agencies will receive a higher reimbursement rate for referrals that come from hospitals or skilled nursing facilities compared to community referrals such as a physician’s office.
Sen. Chuck Grassley has used his position to attack long-term care in headline-grabbing ways.
Loretto will continue to advocate against cuts to Medicaid, but also will persist to innovate our care and diversify our programs to keep up with the increasing demands of our future older adult populations.
If we continue to perpetuate this antiquated view of volunteers, programs and facilities will never flourish.
It’s a wild time in long-term care — and a good time to embrace change.
ationing care may benefit the facility’s bottom line in the short term, but will not generate positive outcomes and good will in the community. As I advise and sometimes lecture, we need to do the right thing for our patients and our customers.
The massive increase in demand for SNFs and for higher quality of care required to afford their care will further strain an already tight labor market.
We see the increasingly urgent headlines: PDPM is coming! PDPM is coming! Everyone is looking for the magic answer or quick fix to ensure readiness and minimize the pain of implementation.