More knowledgeable nurse assessment coordinators needed, group says
Jessica R. Towhey
Sep 12, 2023
More than one-quarter of nurse assessment coordinators have limited on-the-job experience, potentially leaving providers at risk for survey deficiencies and leading to poorer health outcomes for facility...
Pressure injuries found in 11% of SNF stroke rehab patients: study
Aug 08, 2022
Providing early care for pressure injuries during stroke rehab may help improve patients’ clinical outcomes and reduce associated costs, investigators say.
Deficits in geriatric assessment prevalent in seniors with IBD
May 16, 2022
Older patients with IBD frequently have impaired functioning and should be assessed for signs of frailty, researchers say.
Seniors have fewer chemotherapy side effects with supportive care program, clinical trial finds
Oct 01, 2021
Patients in the intervention group experienced a 10% reduction in moderate side effects — without significant chemotherapy modifications or dose reductions, investigators say.
CMS now offering cognitive, mood assessment training for SNF providers
May 10, 2021
The training includes four virtual, on-demand courses that give providers an overview of key clinical considerations for performing these assessments in the nursing home setting, the agency announced.
Remote infection control assessments have superior reach in early pandemic trial
Mar 29, 2021
Virtual infection prevention and control assessments reached four times as many skilled nursing facilities as onsite visits in the same timeframe, according to a study in 92 SNFs early in the pandemic.
Rehab patients are not always as they appear
Aug 04, 2017
We often see a phenomenon in rehab patients at initial presentation. Many times they are not as they appear.
Are standardized assessment tools our future?
Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L
May 20, 2014
With therapy documentation being put under the microscope more than ever, you would be wise to make sure standardized assessment tools are at your fingertips. Unbiased views of data and outcomes information...
Long-term care nurse training, retention need boost, executive says
Jun 11, 2013
Finding and training qualified nurses remains one of the field’s top challenges, the head of a top senior care nurses’ group said Monday.
Nurses gaining power … LTC style
James M. Berklan
Apr 17, 2013
How could we not see it coming? That’s the question I asked myself Tuesday.