Post-acute care clinicians are facing a wave of challenges that impact how they deliver care. Patients are arriving with increasingly complex needs, while an already overtaxed staff must adapt to regulatory changes and the demands of a new reimbursement model.

Meeting these challenges requires a fundamental shift in the model of care delivery in the post-acute setting. SNFs and senior living communities are turning to advanced practice clinicians (APCs), who are engaged in hands-on, day-to-day patient care, while also adopting specialty clinical services, like on-call coverage to ensure the staff is supported and equipped to manage patient care throughout all shifts, including the highest-risk shift for readmissions, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

On this podcast, Jon Raffesberger, DNP, APRN, NP-C, Director of Clinical Specialty Services, Post-Acute Care for TeamHealth, will discuss these challenges, as well as how facilities are overcoming them with new care services, new specialty clinical approaches and an entirely new level of thinking for the growth of post-acute care.