‘Minor’ issues at the nursing home can cause disastrous care transitions, expert warns
Apr 18, 2014
What may appear to be minor administrative problems in a nursing home – a fax machine locked away at night or no one designated to copy paperwork – can cause major headaches in care transitions,...
Bill would create ‘advanced aide’ positions in nursing homes to improve transitions, dementia...
Apr 14, 2014
Advanced certified nursing assistants — with specialized skills in care transitions, dementia and other areas — could become important staff leaders in long-term care facilities through newly proposed...
3 strategies for improved medication management communications in SNFs
Mar 17, 2014
One area where many SNFs have room to improve is medication management. Optimizing medication management services during care transitions will position SNFs as high-value partners in the preferred referral...
Doctors are dropping the ball during hospital to nursing home transfers, survey shows
Mar 13, 2014
Poor communication between physicians is the No. 1 issue hurting patient transitions between hospitals and nursing homes, according to a recent survey of long-term care professionals.
McKnight’s heads to LeadingAge annual meeting
Oct 25, 2013
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News will be reporting from the 2013 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo in Dallas next week.
CMS announces 20 new participants in program to improve transitions, reduce rehospitalizations
Mar 12, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced 20 new organizations participating in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), which is an initiative to cut down on hospital...
CMS adds new providers to care transition program
Aug 20, 2012
Seventeen new sites, which includes some skilled nursing facilities, were added to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services care transitions program, the agency announced Friday.
Who’s Who of long-term care to explore care transitions at 2nd annual Long-Term Quality Alliance...
Feb 10, 2012
Providers, academics, policy makers and other key stakeholders in U.S. long-term care will meet Thursday for a day of workgroup updates and educational sessions centered on care transitions. Quality measures...