Study: It’s time to update hospital readmission risk assessment tools for SNFs
Oct 26, 2023
A new study calls for updating the tools used to assess hospital readmission risk for skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents.
Nutritional interventions: Reducing hospital readmissions among skilled nursing residents
Oct 18, 2023
In recent years, many skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have experienced a shift in focus toward shorter-term, higher-acuity, and more medically complex residents. These older adults typically have a higher...
Study: Care standards after hospital discharge lowered some rehospitalizations
Sep 13, 2023
A new study published last week in The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine found that standardized care protocols in place at skilled nursing facilities improve hospital readmission rates.
Pandemic or not, readmissions still plague certain SNF patients
Jun 08, 2023
Despite major disruptions to healthcare during the pandemic, nearly one-fifth of skilled nursing patients continue to be readmitted to hospitals, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services researcher said...
Also in the News for Tuesday, March 21
Mar 21, 2023
NY relaxes nursing home visitor guidance, among toughest in nation … CNA, nurse shortage leads Minnesota hospital to close skilled memory care facility … Hospital readmissions higher among Alzheimer’s,...
Also in the News for Tuesday, March 14
Mar 14, 2023
California man, 23, shot to death in nursing home bed, police say … Race, geographic disparities found in 30-day readmissions for people with dementia … On the Move: AMDA Names Michelle Zinnert new...
Race, geographic disparities found in 30-day readmissions for people with dementia
Mar 13, 2023
Black and non-Hispanic white Medicare beneficiaries living with dementia have a higher burden of 30-day readmission rates than their peers without dementia, researchers report
How pharmacy providers can impact patient care
Aug 22, 2022
When a person seeks medical care, a team impacts that care. Primary care teams, home care groups, and even medical transportation companies play a role in patients’ health outcomes. One of the...
Hospital readmission incentives on hold, and ‘no one wins but Medicare’
Aug 02, 2022
Skilled nursing operators will forgo bonuses for a second straight year for limiting hospital readmissions, a regulatory pause one compliance expert says will lead to losses all around.
Clinical briefs for Thursday, July 7
Jul 07, 2022
Older adults less likely than younger ones to use telehealth … The presence of more nursing homes linked to fewer hospital readmissions … Study reveals how COVID-19 immune response may damage the brain