As seniors’ presence in nursing homes drops, young people with disabilities stuck with few alternatives:...
Oct 04, 2022
Younger nursing home residents, despite dramatically different needs than their older counterparts, have been overlooked by existing efforts to deinstitutionalize care, according to a study published in...
Feds failed to capture 40% of early COVID deaths among SNF residents: study
Sep 10, 2021
Nearly half of COVID-19 resident deaths and cases that happened before the federal reporting requirement started were not included in provider data submitted to the federal government, according to a new...
BREAKING: 16,000 COVID deaths missed in nursing homes
Sep 09, 2021
More than 16,000 COVID-19 deaths and 68,000 cases among nursing home residents nationwide were omitted from federal data after officials made it optional for providers to submit some information during...
Keeping workers will be biggest struggle for nursing homes as pandemic persists, national policy expert...
Sep 30, 2020
Workforce challenges that have plagued long-term care operators during the coronavirus pandemic will get worse as the crisis further progresses this year, one of the nation’s top health policy analysts...
Less white, denser employee communities linked to higher number of nursing home COVID-19 deaths, Harvard...
Sep 22, 2020
A new Harvard analysis makes the connection between employee neighborhoods and the likelihood of COVID-19 outbreaks within those employees’ facilities.
ACO patients report higher satisfaction, better care coordination
Nov 03, 2014
Seniors are more satisfied with their healthcare and believe it is more coordinated if their providers are part of an Accountable Care Organization, according to first-of-its-kind research from the Harvard...
Long-term care financing is especially hard for older people who rent their homes, and that number is...
Sep 03, 2014
Younger baby boomers might have particularly difficult problems paying for long-term care because they have lower rates of homeownership than previous generations, according to a report released Monday...
Referrals funnel duals into lower quality nursing homes
Jul 01, 2014
Government health programs could save money and health outcomes could improve if more dual-eligible beneficiaries were to go from hospitals to well-staffed long-term and post-acute facilities, according...
New method for delirium
May 01, 2014
There’s a new method for measuring delirium severity in older adults from researchers at Harvard and Brown Universities and the University of Massachusetts.