Study: When community-onset SARS-CoV-2 went up, so did cases that started in hospitals
Aug 29, 2023
Rates of people contracting SARS-CoV-2 in the hospital were similar to other hospital-acquired infections. But when the number of infections that began in the community was higher, there was an increase...
CDC program aims to boost sepsis care, prevent complications
Aug 28, 2023
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiative to better treat sepsis in hospitals could help long-term care communities launch and optimize sepsis care programs.
Nearby ED means more avoidable visits from AL residents, study finds
Jun 12, 2023
The closer the nearest hospital, the higher the number of potentially avoidable emergency department visits among assisted living residents, researchers have found. A nearby ED may limit motivation to...
CMS prods hospitals to improve discharge info for SNFs, home health
James M. Berklan
Jun 07, 2023
Hospitals’ shortcomings in providing post-acute care providers with adequate discharge information prompted federal regulators to issue a special memo Tuesday.
Bipartisan bills address hospital backlogs with nursing home pay
Jessica R. Towhey
Feb 06, 2023
Unable to attract enough workers to meet staffing minimums, many nursing homes across the US have closed wings or units or restricted new admissions over the past year. Washington may get a reprieve.
Economy, reimbursement woes accelerate hospitals’ departure from skilled nursing
Jan 17, 2023
After at least five years of strategic reductions, hospitals and health systems appear to be accelerating their departure from the skilled nursing and senior care sectors.
Nursing home sector wants more help from hospitals in vaccination push
Dec 20, 2022
Nursing home advocates are doubling down on their push to get hospitals that discharge so many patients to skilled nursing facilities to vaccinate those they’re transfering.
Bottlenecks between hospitals and nursing homes wreaking havoc in both sectors
Oct 06, 2022
Recent reports of hospitals keeping patients longer than predicted because of nursing home space shortages caused by the ongoing staffing crisis have stakeholders scrambling for solutions.
ACEP accredits all of San Diego hospital ERs as ‘senior-friendly’
Aug 17, 2022
San Diego county is the first to receive geriatric emergency department accreditation for all of its hospitals from the American College of Emergency Physicians, officials say.
Geriatric hospital study reveals workers’ role in COVID outbreaks
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 20, 2022
A new study highlights how gaps in infection control practices may help spread COVID-19 between healthcare workers and patients.