Being an employer of choice: strategies for attaining and retaining great employees
May 25, 2022
[Partner content] An employer of choice stands out among the competition by offering unique benefits beyond surface-level promises. In this episode, we’ll examine the trends, challenges, and opportunities...
‘We don’t want to be abandoned again’: Providers fear federal COVID support will go away with PHE
May 24, 2022
Nursing home providers are afraid the support the industry has received during the COVID-19 pandemic will be non-existent once the public health emergency declaration comes to a close — despite a historic...
‘Remote possibility’ CMS phases in proposed pay cuts for SNFs
Apr 26, 2022
Now is the time for skilled nursing providers to let their voices be heard after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its SNF proposed pay rule for fiscal 2023, which calls for $320 million...
SNF physicians’ unique skill set requires more definition and support, industry docs say
Apr 15, 2022
Insights into these doctors’ contributions and constraints are highlighted in interviews with medical directors and attending physicians.
Discharges to home health outpace those to SNFs in 2021, report finds
Apr 03, 2022
Post-acute care discharge instructions rebounded to pre-pandemic levels last year with home health agencies outperforming skilled nursing facilities.
Most cancer patients discharged to SNFs don’t receive further treatment or hospice care: study
Mar 31, 2022
Only 9% of Medicare recipients studied received both cancer and hospice care, and ADL improvements were minimal, the study found. The results show that more carefully targeted palliative care transitions...
Wearables predict resident decline due to COVID-19, study at PALTC22 reveals
Mar 16, 2022
Wrist-worn wearables and under-mattress sensors identified early signs of decline that regular staff checks didn’t pick up in nursing facility residents, according to a trial conducted by clinicians.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Feb. 25
Feb 25, 2022
Here’s how SNFs “held their ground” during omicron surge … CDC to start gauging COVID-19 restriction levels by local cases, hospitalizations … CDC adds physical inactivity and immunodeficiency...
Building design affects long-term care COVID-19 infection control: study
Feb 02, 2022
Resident COVID-19 infection rates were significantly higher in single-site long-term care facilities with stand-alone buildings than in facilities with smaller, detached buildings, according to a new meta-analysis...
What is the best post-acute care destination for an assisted living resident? It’s complicated, new...
Jan 31, 2022
Acute care clinicians and discharge planners need more complete information about LTC services and target populations to help ensure that residents land in the most appropriate settings, researchers say.