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...
Discharge redesign: Training program translates to staff buy-in, lower rehospitalization rates
Feb 17, 2021
A program shown to improve resident discharge in nursing homes and cut readmissions works best when it is implemented gradually, according to a new study.
Providers object to reduced-testing policy for patients discharged to nursing homes
Sep 11, 2020
Nursing home providers in Rhode Island are pushing back against the state’s decision to ease COVID-19 testing requirements for patients discharged from hospitals and into long-term care facilities.
Calling safe! Before you are … OUT!
Jul 05, 2018
In a culture that calls for more person-centered and person-directed care, we often have to caution our patients to not call themselves “safe,” before they are discharged out of our care.