Bottlenecks between hospitals and nursing homes wreaking havoc in both sectors
Oct 06, 2022
Recent reports of hospitals keeping patients longer than predicted because of nursing home space shortages caused by the ongoing staffing crisis have stakeholders scrambling for solutions.
Nursing home’s required discharges halted after at least 4 deaths
Aug 02, 2022
A massive, publicly owned nursing home that saw four residents die after being discharged as part of a federal closure plan has been given a temporary reprieve.
Automated phone calls effective for reaching oldest patients post discharge, study finds
Jul 06, 2022
Automated telephone call programs can be an effective way for health systems to ensure that older adults are getting important information about care plans or to notify them of follow-up appointments post...
Same-day discharge increasing for hip, knee arthroplasty
Jan 20, 2022
Faster increase seen for total hip arthroplasty, while total knee arthroplasty has slightly higher odds of complications
More older adults need help at home following hospitalization
Dec 08, 2021
Just under half of older adults report receiving help at home within three months of discharge
Anticoagulants advised following certain COVID-19 acute-care stays
Nov 29, 2021
Clinicians disagree about the need for continued anticoagulation therapy to reduce blood clot risks following COVID-19 hospitalization. A new study suggests that patients with certain medical histories...
A new normal: Experts don’t see discharges to SNFs returning to former levels
Apr 15, 2021
Skilled nursing facilities shouldn’t expect to see discharges return to pre-COVID levels soon thanks to a fundamental shift in how hospitals, health systems and other providers view the post-acute discharge...
CMS ends COVID blanket waivers for resident transfers and discharges, roommate changes
Apr 12, 2021
Providers must resume giving advance notice about resident transfers, discharges, and room and roommate changes after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ended emergency blanket waivers for the...
Nursing home staffing shortages, infection concerns bottlenecked hospital referrals during COVID-19:...
Mar 26, 2021
During the height of the pandemic, hospital administrators who wanted to discharge patients to post-acute care facilities often found they were unwilling or unable to accept patients because of concerns...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, March 17
Mar 17, 2021
Senior living giant sued over handling of transfers and discharges … First COVID vaccine dose 63% effective in nursing home study … FDA hedges against gene variants: Requires COVID antibody drugmakers...