CMS gets it right: Individuals receiving care will benefit from RN staffing mandate
Oct 16, 2023
Skilled nursing and assisted living facilities have long relied on licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN) as the “backbone” of care to keep nursing salary costs low and increase profits,...
More flexibility key to nursing homes staying competitive for RNs
Jul 26, 2022
A top wage expert urged skilled nursing providers to be more flexible with shift hours and reward loyalty to their registered nurses in order to stay competitive against other healthcare sectors after...
RN care coordination helps senior living residents age in place longer: study
Jun 01, 2022
An aging-in-place model of care that uses registered nurse care coordinators helped residents of one independent living community stay longer and more comfortably, investigators have found.
Nurses report glaring gender pay gap, overwork in new survey
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 12, 2022
Despite an overall increase in salaries, registered nurses report glaring differences in pay and concerns about equity and overwork that could affect already troubled pandemic-era staffing levels.
White House urges greater use of Paxlovid as supply increases
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Apr 28, 2022
Health officials are encouraging physicians to more frequently consider prescribing the oral antiviral now that it is no longer in short supply.
Study highlights nurses’ sleep challenges during pandemic
Jan 28, 2022
Nurses have lost a lot of sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their sleep problems are closely tied to mental health issues that can affect well-being, a new investigation finds.
Providers want 24-hour RN staffing proposal cut from House infrastructure plan
Nov 05, 2021
The nation’s largest nursing home association is demanding that lawmakers withdraw a proposal in President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill that would require long-term care facilities to have a registered...
Half of clinical leaders surveyed say telehealth has increased quality of care
Sep 16, 2021
Most post-acute care leaders are dissatisfied with their current clinician provider coverage, but some say that virtual care such as telehealth has helped them to increase care quality, according to a...
Federal court opens door for nursing homes to challenge Medicare, Medicaid rules
Apr 30, 2021
Providers may challenge rules and regulations established by federal agencies that they believe violate the Medicare and Medicaid Acts, thanks to a ruling this week by a federal court.
Telemedicine a boon for LTC residents and operators during pandemic: review
Apr 22, 2021
Telemedicine has had measurable clinical effects on residents, including reduced emergency and hospital admissions, reductions in physical restraints, and improved vital signs, nurse-researchers have found.