Who do nursing homes send to hospitals most often? The answer may surprise you.
Jan 07, 2022
Age may matter in determining which long-stay residents are sent to hospitals most often, but not in the way most people probably expect. A study of nearly 1,200 patients has surprisingly found that long-stay...
National long-stay resident study pinpoints COVID risk factors
Apr 01, 2021
The 15,000-facility study is the first of its kind, researchers say. Infections were found to be associated with geographic area and specific facility, whereas resident characteristics played a large role...
Hip fractures on the rise again in nursing homes
May 27, 2020
Hip fracture rates have risen among long-stay residents in nursing facilities, bucking a trend toward fewer falls in community settings, say investigators.
Under-65 nursing home population grows in some states, putting new emphasis on mental health care
Apr 18, 2018
Though nursing facilities have traditionally been designed to treat the elderly, younger residents are using facilities more often — bringing with them fewer physical demands and more behavioral health...
Five-Star Ratings do not predict quality of life for residents without dementia, survey finds
Dec 20, 2013
The government’s Five-Star system for rating nursing homes does not reflect the quality of life experienced by residents with preserved cognition, according to newly published research.