Under-65 population with serious mental illness continues to grow in nursing homes, analysis finds
Dec 06, 2021
SNF directors of nursing say this influx of untraditional residents, many of whom have no appropriate discharge setting, poses care challenges.
COVID vaccinations appear to deliver coattail protection to unvaccinated nursing home residents, researchers...
May 21, 2021
Coronavirus infections among both vaccinated and unvaccinated nursing home residents decreased significantly following vaccination clinics at their facilities, according to results of a newly published...
Mor: Time to rethink U.S. nursing home landscape
May 17, 2021
Facilities that serve single types of skilled nursing patients — and a payment system that differentiates and reimburses accordingly — would improve care for seniors and benefit providers, according...
Nursing homes with early COVID vaccinations less likely to have new COVID cases
Apr 20, 2021
The early bird gets the worm — and fewer COVID-19 cases. The saying is being applied to certain nursing homes after a new study found that facilities that started the COVID-19 vaccination process earlier...
Town hall meetings reveal vaccine misinformation ‘widespread’ among SNF staff
Mar 29, 2021
“Outspoken” staff members from 50 skilled nursing facilities shared their vaccine concerns with investigators in a series of meetings this winter. The speed of vaccine development and infertility-...
November’s drop in COVID deaths may hint at early nursing home success, experts contend
Mar 16, 2021
Between spring pandemic lockdowns and November, mortality rates due to COVID-19 in nursing homes declined significantly — well before a vaccine was approved to treat the disease, according to a new study.
Government ‘vastly undercounted’ nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma, study finds
Oct 07, 2020
Hundreds of deaths of Florida nursing home residents due to Hurricane Irma were not accounted for — by more than 400 when compared to what was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Hospice care becoming costlier, less aggressive, study finds
May 08, 2015
Brown researchers examined the change in last-year-of-life Medicare expenditures during the most recent expansion of the program that began in 2004 and continued through 2009.
Caregivers may be focusing on ‘futile’ measures: Brown study
Mar 23, 2015
New research concludes that nursing home caregivers well-versed in palliative care tend to focus less on possibly futile “aggressive” life-saving measures.
Profile: Mor than meets the eye
Nov 01, 2014
While Brown University Professor Vince Mor’s accomplishments may be heralded in the long-term care profession, what may be less known is his dedicated work with the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode...