Rethinking quality care: A long-term care psychologist’s perspective
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Apr 13, 2021
At a time when there’s a greater push for community care over nursing and rehabilitation centers, it’s worth rethinking what quality means to the residents themselves. There are clear themes.
Nursing home staff retention may improve care quality, study finds
Feb 11, 2021
Caregiver retention is an important but nuanced metric for those looking to improve quality of care in nursing homes, an investigator has found.
Lower-rated facilities get more Alzheimer’s admissions: study
Jun 29, 2020
Highly rated operations had 3% fewer newly admitted residents with Alzheimer’s. CNA wages and Medicaid add-ons may play a role in the findings, report investigators.
Critics say pressure to lower hospital readmissions may be backfiring
Dec 12, 2017
Five years after financial penalties went into place for hospitals with high readmission rates, experts are questioning whether falling return rates mean patients actually are faring better.
First impressions count: Making wise investments
Mar 04, 2015
The baby boomer generation has been a transforming force on all sorts of institutions throughout their lives, and now with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, they’re transforming the long-term...
Culture change increased care quality, reduced rehospitalizations: study
Aug 26, 2014
Culture change pays off by increasing the quality of care in nursing homes, according to a new study from Brown University.
Ask the payment expert … about quality of care and reimbursements
May 01, 2014
Many states are at the forefront of pay for performance initiatives. These tie payment incentives to quality measurements and outcomes. These programs are encouraged by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
Staffing, quality link found shaky
Apr 01, 2014
Nursing home staffing levels have not been definitively linked to better care, according to an analysis published in JAMDA.
No proven connection between long-term care staffing levels and quality of care, researchers say
Feb 18, 2014
Despite some high-profile reports, nursing home staffing levels have not been definitively linked to better care, according to a recently published analysis of research on the topic.
For-profit nursing home chains provide poorer quality of care, study asserts
Nov 30, 2011
Lower levels of nursing staff in large for-profit nursing home chains have resulted in substantially lower quality of care when compared to government-owned or non-profit nursing homes, a new study says.