Pharmacists poised to continue transition into direct care roles, survey finds
Jan 25, 2022
Pharmacists will continue to move into central roles in healthcare, including chronic disease management in the adult patient population, the authors say.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 26
Oct 26, 2021
States bet that direct care will benefit from strict limits on nursing home spending … FDA approves new application for drug that eases intubation … Alzheimer’s diagnostic software receives FDA ‘breakthrough’...
‘Historic’ hatches hisses: Providers lambaste state’s costly new staffing proposal
Jul 22, 2021
A call to increase minimum direct staffing hours 4.1 per patient, per day was roundly rejected as unrealistic by providers.
Cross training across LTC industry key solution for addressing worker shortage: experts
Jun 07, 2021
The long-term care sector should use the coronavirus public health crisis as an opportunity to explore broader training opportunities that would allow staff members to work across multiple settings, including...
Residents with mental illness concentrated in facilities that offer less direct care: study
Jun 04, 2020
Facilities that serve more residents with mental illness tend to have quality characteristics that differ substantially from other nursing homes, say investigators.
CMS to weigh comments on disqualifying convictions in crafting background check regulations
Mar 11, 2014
Long-term care stakeholders generally support proposed regulations on background checks of direct care workers, according to an informational memorandum issued Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
CMS work group recommends approach for employing former criminals in long-term care settings
Apr 19, 2013
Long-term care providers and states should agree on what a “direct access employee” is and whether that person has a criminal conviction that should keep him or her from working in a nursing...
Cooperation needed between organized and non-organized labor to care for boomers
Sep 05, 2012
Organized labor groups will need to collaborate with non-union direct care workers in order for the eldercare workforce to meet the significant needs of an aging population, experts contend.
Alzheimer’s care costs could top $200 billion this year
Mar 20, 2012
Direct care costs for treating Alzheimer’s disease are estimated to be $200 billion in 2012, a new report reveals. Fully $140 will be paid through the Medicare and Medicaid programs. While 800,000...