Better patient education will improve readmission rates, patient outcomes: study
Feb 17, 2022
Better resident preparation and communication during the discharge process is the key for skilled nursing facilities hoping to reduce hospital readmissions and produce better outcomes, new study findings...
Who do nursing homes send to hospitals most often? The answer may surprise you.
Jan 07, 2022
Age may matter in determining which long-stay residents are sent to hospitals most often, but not in the way most people probably expect. A study of nearly 1,200 patients has surprisingly found that long-stay...
Rehospitalization in dementia patients tied to nurse continuity
Jun 28, 2021
Wide variation seen in continuity of nursing staff for home health care visits to dementia patients following hospitalization
Tamiflu reduces length of hospital stay, readmissions in older adults: study
Jan 13, 2021
Hospitalized influenza patients who were given oseltamivir soon after diagnosis were less likely to be readmitted within 30 days and had shorter lengths of stay than their peers.
Skilled nursing gets new targets for hospitalization, antipsychotic rates and more
Mar 14, 2018
Skilled nursing providers Tuesday got a peek at industry goals intended to advance quality over the next three years.
Study: Resident symptoms, risk factors aren’t enough to predict hospitalization
Feb 28, 2018
A lengthy trial designed to optimize transfers from nursing homes reduced avoidable hospitalizations by 33%, researchers report.
LTC makes the Top 10, and figures to stay there
James M. Berklan
Feb 08, 2018
Recently, we were all inundated with lists of things to look for in 2018, not to mention “best of” 2017 compilations.
More than 40% of sepsis re-hospitalizations preventable: JAMA
Mar 13, 2015
As long-term care providers face looming pressures to avoid re-hospitalization under the Affordable Care Act, new research has found that over 40% of all return visits among severe sepsis patients are...
Lowering rehospitalization rates a focus at Online Expo
Mar 02, 2015
While providers have made some progress with reducing rehospitalizations, the era of managed care organizations and better hospital partnerships means new strategies are needed. Attendees at the McKnight’s...
Reducing rehospitalizations and antipsychotics top-of-mind for long-term care providers at AHCA/NCAL...
Oct 07, 2014
Developing effective relationships with hospitals begins by joining, initiating or hosting a cross continuum team at a long-term care provider’s campus, an expert in senior care said Monday.