Religious nursing homes have more severe violations, fewer complaint-driven inspections than counterparts:...
May 20, 2022
Religious nursing homes are less likely to undergo complaint-driven inspections despite being found to have more severe violations due to traditional norms that may prevent residents from reporting violations,...
54 percent increase in low-care nursing home residents presents opportunity for assisted living
Lois A. Bowers
May 17, 2022
The percentage of nursing home residents who require no physical assistance in bed mobility and activities of daily living is increasing, according to a new report.
‘Remote possibility’ CMS phases in proposed pay cuts for SNFs
Apr 26, 2022
Now is the time for skilled nursing providers to let their voices be heard after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its SNF proposed pay rule for fiscal 2023, which calls for $320 million...
Contested insulin therapy remains common in nursing homes: study
Apr 01, 2022
Despite being discouraged in the elderly, a facilities study has found that sliding scale insulin therapy is used in 21% of newly admitted residents who receive the drug for type 2 diabetes and is continued...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, March 9
Mar 09, 2022
AHCA requests sit-down with Biden and top officials on nursing home reform plans … CDC director says COVID-19 will ‘probably’ become seasonal … Despite FDA efforts, fewer than 20% of drugs have...
The new LTC superheroes: non-retirees
Feb 16, 2022
My middle child, not yet old enough for middle school, recently asked me when I planned to retire. Me of no gray hair, of the too-small 401K, of exciting career accomplishments yet to be achieved! For...
JAMDA: COVID-19 underscores importance of nurse practitioners in long-term care
Feb 07, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed just how critical nurse practitioners (NPs), also known as advance practice registered nurses, are to long-term care, according to a new JAMDA article.
State to test nursing home residents for antibodies, weigh need for 4th vax
Jan 24, 2022
The state of Maryland will test nursing home residents for COVID-19 antibodies in a proactive effort to determine whether or not they should be offered a fourth vaccine dose, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced...
Assisted living memory care admission reduces odds of SNF placement, acute care stays, study finds
Jan 06, 2022
The results of a national study suggest that memory care may be best equipped to handle the needs of residents with dementia when compared to the general assisted living setting.
Registration open for NASL winter legislative, regulatory conference
James M. Berklan
Dec 10, 2021
The Past, Present & Future of Post-Acute and Long Term Care” is the theme of the NASL 2022 Winter Legislative & Regulatory Conference, which will be held Feb. 7-9 in Washington.