Discharges to home health outpace those to SNFs in 2021, report finds
Apr 03, 2022
Post-acute care discharge instructions rebounded to pre-pandemic levels last year with home health agencies outperforming skilled nursing facilities.
Advocacy group urges more flexible in-home dialysis rules
Mar 17, 2022
Innovative Kidney Care says the severe nursing shortage is making it difficult for patients to move from facility-based dialysis to home dialysis.
Study supports shifting patients away from SNFs to at-home care
Mar 14, 2022
Seniors recently discharged from the hospital should consider having skilled-level care at home instead of at a facility, researchers said after a new pilot study found that patients have better experiences...
Nursing facilities ignore home care at their own risk
Feb 14, 2022
Compared to skilled nursing facilities, these options hold the promise of similar outcomes at a fraction of the cost. Ignore home care at your own peril.
Pharmacy benefits manager to begin air-dropping prescriptions
Feb 07, 2022
Magellan RX Management, a pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), in partnership with Zipline, a drone technology provider, will start air-dropping prescriptions, including specialty medications used to treat...
Home care gains not all coming at skilled nursing’s expense
Dec 07, 2021
The home care workforce has grown significantly in most states over the last 12 years, but not necessarily at the expense of nursing homes, a new study finds.
Greater use of unpaid post-acute caregivers raises questions about shift to home care: study
Dec 06, 2021
The rate of older adults receiving help with activities of daily living after hospital discharge more than tripled over the study period. Unpaid caregivers likely are providing this care, investigators...
Clinical briefs for Friday, Nov. 12
Nov 12, 2021
Nurses unions slam Kaiser Permanente’s expansion of home-based services … CDC: Sepsis-related deaths in seniors declined from 2000 to 2019 … Dexamethasone tied to lower risk of death, severe...
Clinical briefs for Friday, July 2
Jul 02, 2021
Finalists for the 2021 McKnight’s Tech Awards named for Skilled Nursing, Senior Living and Home Care … Leaders expect more providers to follow suit after first Massachusetts operator enacts vaccine...
Some home care services may foster frailty, whereas PT prevents decline, data shows
Mar 17, 2021
Frail elders who enrolled in a state Medicaid HCBS and used home nurse services were more likely to experience functional decline than those who did not. Their peers who received physical therapy were...