More residents with opioid use disorder are coming. Are we ready?
Aug 23, 2023
The 55-year-old female resident with multiple wounds on both of her arms wasn’t this nurse’s favorite. Yes, the nurse had provided wound care over the years to many people who were irritable...
Also in the News for Tuesday, Sept. 27
Sep 27, 2022
Two-thirds of survey respondents said their staffing shortage was moderate … Research finds texting by nursing home staff could speed decision-making to prevent decline of residents’ health …...
Also in the News for Friday, Sept. 9
Sep 09, 2022
DOJ targets 21 nursing homes over denials of opioid-use patients … Healthcare facility backup generators fail during CA heatwave … New OIG report find narrower telehealth fraud risk
Expanded methadone access urged for SNF residents with opioid use disorder
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 28, 2022
Policy changes are needed to help to improve older adults’ recovery rates in the skilled nursing facility population, according to a call for regulatory reform published Tuesday.
SNF opioid problems didn’t end after prosecutions began
Mar 08, 2022
Despite a string of costly legal settlements with nursing homes for rejecting patients with opioid use disorder, the author of a new study proving widespread admissions denials says post-acute care still...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Jan. 5
Jan 05, 2022
Today is standard-rate deadline for McKnight’s Women of Distinction entries … Prosecutors target nursing homes that reject patients needing opioid treatment … Negative COVID-19 test considered after...
Prosecutors target nursing homes that reject patients needing opioid treatment
Jan 03, 2022
A Massachusetts nursing home must pay a $5,000 penalty and revise its admissions policy over an alleged refusal to accept a patient needing medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.