Care Compare promotes selfish provider goals when it comes to admission and retention policies, researchers...
Oct 05, 2022
The system used to rate nursing homes’ quality needs to be given more oversight in order to discourage admission practices providers employ to pump up their ratings, said authors of a research letter...
As closures kill community nursing homes, a new study confirms distance drives down needed visits
Jul 08, 2022
COVID-era research has shown family visitation can improve the overall well-being of residents, but a new study confirms far-away placement can negatively affect visit frequency.
Staff turnover hurting nurse-physician communication, study finds
May 05, 2022
Ongoing staffing shortages in nursing homes are making it difficult for nurses to communicate and efficiently share changes in conditions for residents, a new study has found.
Residents without family contact were more likely to die during early pandemic: study
Dec 21, 2021
Nursing home residents who had no contact with family or friends during the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to die than counterparts who had regular contact with loved ones, according to a new study...
Full-time clinicians in nursing homes nearly doubled in a decade, research shows
Dec 09, 2021
Nursing home operators have not only admitted an increasingly frail number of patients, they’ve also hired a correspondingly larger pool of clinicians to treat them, according to a decade-long research...
LTC docs urge peers to rapidly increase use of COVID-19 antibody drugs
Nov 03, 2021
Industry geriatricians have compiled resources for their LTC peers who have not yet come on board with monoclonal antibody treatments. Resident immunity to COVID-19 is declining, and mAbs may prevent hospital...
Expansion drove thousands of new Medicaid patients to nursing homes, but do they belong?
Sep 23, 2021
Medicaid expansion increased access to nursing home care for people younger than 65, but it’s unclear whether those patients would have been treated more adequately in other post-acute settings.
Survey of physicians supports recognition of PALTC medicine as a specialty practice
Jul 08, 2021
The results highlight the “unique and specific nature of medical care provided by attending physicians across a range of PALTC settings,” concluded a task force of industry experts.
Growing evidence of vaccine efficacy in long-term care fills gap left by COVID drug trials
May 26, 2021
Frail and elderly adults were systematically excluded from COVID vaccine trials. But now there are enough original studies involving long-term care residents to begin understanding how COVID vaccination...
Nursing homes prioritize health data-sharing, but challenges remain
May 19, 2021
Although health data-sharing brings significant benefits for patients, residents and providers alike, a JAMDA study points to communication barriers blocking potential benefits specific to nursing homes.