White House announces big nursing home COVID-19 vaccination push and providers push back
Nov 23, 2022
The Biden administration on Tuesday announced a six-week $475 million campaign to raise the COVID-19 vaccination rate among nursing home residents, and the sector’s leaders responded immediately with...
Heated COVID-19 nursing home hearing elicits appeals for employee investment, more immigrant workers
Sep 22, 2022
Many problems that afflicted nursing homes before the pandemic were thrust into the spotlight because one-fifth of the nation’s pandemic-related deaths have been connected to nursing homes.
Solutions and hope may be offered at today’s House nursing home COVID-19 hearing
Sep 21, 2022
Nursing home advocates and researchers hope today’s House subcommittee hearing will spur legislative action to help the sector recover from the ravages it’s still feeling from COVID-19.
House COVID-19 hearing will focus on nursing homes’ crisis, future
Sep 20, 2022
The plight of nursing home residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic will be in the spotlight Wednesday when experts testify at a House subcommittee hearing about its devastating effects and offer...
Pressure injury study hits at ‘misleading’ self-reported nursing home data
Aug 12, 2022
Nursing home operators are underreporting the number of pressure injuries in Medicare residents by as much as 40%, said University of Chicago researchers, who have joined a push for less provider-reported...
As COVID carnage may cool, expect the heat on nursing homes to rise
James M. Berklan
May 19, 2022
You can have big trouble at the doorstep and not be able to do anything about it if you’re not paying close enough attention.
Reform payment to compel hiring, home-like changes: expert
May 03, 2022
Lawmakers must first tackle “relatively low” Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes if they want to prod providers into hiring more staff, adopting more home-like models of care and improving...
Blame some of the latest nursing home hoopla on Abraham Lincoln
James M. Berklan
Apr 08, 2022
A hefty product from an all-star team of researchers is at once the biggest headache or, as we shall see, the best gift a nursing home stakeholder could ask for. All thanks to … Abraham Lincoln?
Ease ‘churning and burning’ of staff with these strategies, experts tell LTC crowd
Mar 11, 2022
Medical directors and other advanced clinical staff can do more to help direct care workers cope with the ongoing staffing shortage, a strategy that experts at the PALTC2022 annual conference said Thursday...
Want to make long-term care better? Think bigger.
Feb 28, 2022
When it comes to improving long-term care, two threadbare options always seem to be first in line. Throw more money at the problem, one camp insists. Hold providers more accountable, claims the other....