Nursing home beds fell pre-pandemic, even as aged population exploded: researchers
Jessica R. Towhey
Mar 03, 2023
As the number of nursing home beds in the country has declined, so, too, has the number of highly rated beds according to new research.
Staffing ‘instability’ might be new mandate metric; providers gear up for battle
Jan 11, 2023
Average day-to-day staffing levels may be a key way to measure impact on nursing home care quality, a new study finds as federal regulators move closer to their goal of a proposed staffing mandate.
Major study links nursing home staff vaccinations to lower resident deaths, calls for updated booster...
Jan 03, 2023
Policymakers should rethink their “stagnant” approach to booster shots, argue the researchers behind a new, first-of-its kind national study linking COVID-19 vaccination of nursing home staff to significantly...
Projected Medicare Advantage growth to bring more provider headaches, more congressional scrutiny
Oct 05, 2022
Several large insurance providers are expanding their Medicare Advantage plans to new states and hundreds more counties, effective in 2023, adding pressure on skilled nursing operators as enrollment booms.
Low-wage healthcare employees lost work at higher rate than physicians during pandemic
Sep 21, 2022
In a comparison of healthcare worker employment in pre-pandemic and pandemic periods, many more non-physicians became unemployed than physicians, according to a JAMA research letter published Sept. 19.
Why ask why? Applying research to daily therapy practice
Jan 20, 2022
Understanding research methods and findings can influence daily therapy practice.
More oversight of private equity nursing homes warranted, study finds
Nov 23, 2021
The public push for more oversight of private equity nursing homes may be warranted, according to a new JAMA Network study that found for-profit facilities were associated with higher costs and more hospital...
Feds failed to capture 40% of early COVID deaths among SNF residents: study
Sep 10, 2021
Nearly half of COVID-19 resident deaths and cases that happened before the federal reporting requirement started were not included in provider data submitted to the federal government, according to a new...
Death rate higher for residents at long-term care facilities in socially isolated neighborhoods: study
Jun 21, 2021
Nursing home operators with facilities in socially isolated neighborhoods are at an increased risk of losing residents based on findings from a new study published in JAMA.
FDA advisers object to Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab ahead of final decision
Apr 05, 2021
The experimental Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab is not ready for federal approval in June, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration say in a new JAMA editorial.