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.
Nursing home advocates urge 24-hour RN staffing, PPE mandates in sweeping reform agenda
Mar 16, 2021
The Care For Our Seniors Act, put forth by the AHCA and LeadingAge, seeks to address systemic issues in the nursing home sector that have been laid bare during the pandemic, including infection control...
Full-time nurse program cuts ED visits, saves $31 million for MO nursing homes
Mar 01, 2021
A program that put full-time advanced practice nurses in 16 Missouri nursing homes shows that Medicare should scrap billing restrictions on direct care services given by these providers, investigators...
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.
New study links facility staffing levels, quality to number of COVID-19 cases
Jun 19, 2020
Nursing homes with low staffing and quality scores have higher rates of COVID-19 deaths and cases among residents, argue researchers in a new study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...
‘Unprecedented’ growth of nurse-practitioners contributes to drop in RNs
Feb 06, 2020
The number of NPs doubled to about 190,000 between 2010 and 2017. There’s also been a shift in where they work.
Close to 1,400 nursing homes lose a rating star due to new staffing info
Jul 31, 2018
Nearly 1,400 nursing homes have lost star ratings in Nursing Home Compare staffing levels because of inadequate numbers of registered nurses or from a lack of reporting reliable staffing information, signs...
Ethics training for nurses curbs burnout
Jun 08, 2018
One-third of newly licensed registered nurses leave the field after just two years. Citing moral distress as a major factor, Professor Cynda Rushton, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing,...