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...
Here’s who’s moving your cheese
Mar 15, 2021
Some liken relations between long-term care operators and the government to a game of cat-and-mouse. I think it’s more like a game of chess.
Too soon to crown home care as permanent solution over SNFs, executives say
Feb 22, 2021
It’s “too early” to think that an increase in discharges to home health, as opposed to skilled nursing, will remain in place beyond the pandemic, according to executives with LTC Properties.
Clinical Briefs for Friday, December 13
Dec 12, 2019
Older adults with hypothyroidism face elevated mortality risk … Long night’s sleep, long midday naps raise stroke risk … New quality measures introduced for older adults’ diabetes care …...
Heart patients fare better when prescribed home care after SNF discharge: study
Nov 05, 2019
Heart patients were less likely to be rehospitalized 30 days after discharge from a skilled nursing facility when home care was prescribed.
Thomas to lead Osborn Home Care
Mar 19, 2015
Michele Thomas is the new Executive Vice President of Osborn Home Care, a business unit stemming out of the New York senior living community.
Medicaid expansion leading HCBS programs to rethink strategy: Researchers
Feb 19, 2015
Researchers on Wednesday proposed ways to better identify the most susceptible nursing home candidates in order to ease the expected burden on programs designed to keep the chronically ill and frail elderly...