Home health agencies fail to report more than 50% of falls leading to major injuries, OIG finds
Sep 08, 2023
Home health agencies neglected to report 55% of falls leading to major injuries and hospitalizations on their (OASIS) assessments, according to a new government report.
From 5 stars to no walls: A nonprofit nursing home recreates itself for new era
Jul 19, 2023
For many of its 157 years, Abramson Senior Care had been known for its massive, 5-star rated nursing home and mission of serving the poor and near-poor in the Philadelphia area.
Dementia patients fared better in LTC facilities, not home, during pandemic, new study shows
Jessica R. Towhey
Jul 18, 2023
Researchers suggest that nursing homes offered better dementia care during the pandemic, compared to those remaining at home.
Report: Home-based clinical services are underused
Jul 14, 2023
Clinical care based in the home is a safe and effective way to support older adults, but these services generally are underutilized, a new study found.
Lawyers, guns and money (minus the guns)
Jul 09, 2023
By all indications, it is going to be very good year in long-term care. At least, for lawy firms serving the sector.
Warm handoffs, cool tech help providers smooth transitions: expert
Jun 21, 2023
With quality metrics increasingly driven by patient satisfaction, the urgency of smoothly transitioning patients from one care setting to another is ratcheting up for both skilled nursing and home health...
Repeat ED visits identify dementia patients most in need of supports: study
C. Max Bachmann
Jun 20, 2023
A pattern of repeated emergency department visits, especially in the prior year, are a sign that increased clinical supports are warranted, investigators say.
CVS report finds more seniors facing chronic conditions
Apr 17, 2023
Healthcare providers will need to handle not only growing need, but care that’s more complex, the authors of a spring 2023 health trends report say.
The challenges of transitional care, and how to meet them
Oct 05, 2022
Transitional care — a set of actions put in place when a patient leaves a hospital or skilled nursing facility — is a vital part of the care journey and one that has increased in importance as...
Data from home sensors detect health risks in older adults
Sep 06, 2022
Connected sensors that remotely monitor health at home are a promising way to capture a range of health data on older adults and identify health risks early, a new study has found.