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.
Nursing home ‘avoidable transfer scale’ prevents unnecessary transitions in pilot study
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 18, 2022
A tool called the Avoidable Transfer Scale enables nursing homes to outsource quality improvement work related to potentially avoidable hospitalizations, researchers say.
Hip fracture readmissions lower when nursing home in sync with hospital staff: study
Apr 14, 2022
A collaboration between nursing home staff and hospital clinicians helped reduce readmission and mortality rates and improved quality of life for residents with hip fracture.
In-hospital nursing home units arising due to SNF staffing, bed shortages
Jan 11, 2022
As nursing homes scramble to keep their doors open amid ongoing staffing shortages, two New York hospitals have created on-site virtual nursing home units to care for post-surgical patients they normally...
July 4 sees COVID-19 spike, ventilator shortage for Missouri hospitals
Jul 07, 2021
An area of Missouri with low COVID-19 immunization rates has seen a 27% spike in hospitalizations and a public call for respiratory therapists, a report finds.