SNFs kept up ‘remarkable’ level of rehab during pandemic, Harvard study finds
Mar 06, 2023
Despite caring for a sicker patient population and higher staff turnover, skilled nursing facilities provided post-acute rehabilitation services with only a modest decline in intensity, investigators say.
‘Unwitting’ senior living and care providers swept up in $114 million fake nursing degree scheme
Jan 30, 2023
Skilled nursing facilities, an assisted living community and home health providers were among many businesses across the country duped into hiring more than 7,600 nurses with fake credentials, according...
Top concern of post-acute patients is staff competence, small study finds
Dec 14, 2022
Staff competence and professionalism lend confidence that restored health and independence are in sight, patients told investigators.
ProMedica tackles ‘false’ portrayal of incoming operating partner for 147 sites
Dec 09, 2022
Criticism of a new Welltower skilled nursing operating partnership drove down the real estate investment trust’s stock price Wednesday, but current operator ProMedica said Thursday that a damning report...
Discharge to SNF doubles length of opioid use after orthopedic surgery, study finds
Dec 02, 2022
Investigators urged skilled nursing facilities to adopt non-opioid pain modalities and opioid reduction in their post-surgical care.
Providers ‘on notice’ as CMS pressures states to shift Medicaid pay metrics
Nov 10, 2022
Providers still struggling to accurately capture diagnoses that drive federal reimbursement will be doubly left behind as more states start to use Patient Driven Payment Model-like systems to determine...
Expecting higher pay, fewer labor pains, Ensign snatches up 17 more SNFs
Oct 28, 2022
Lifted by its expansion in Texas and across the nation and expecting higher state revenues, Ensign Thursday reported a blockbuster third quarter and optimism for year’s end.
In-house hospice unit bucks long-standing SNF underuse
Oct 27, 2022
While many nursing home patients who would qualify for hospice care never get it, a Pennsylvania provider is shoring up its efforts around end-of-life care with a new 16-bed hospice unit.
Life Plan providers banking on less-regulated AL to provide SNF-like care: Fitch
Oct 26, 2022
Labor pressures continue to force creative operational decisions in Life Plan Communities, even as they enjoy a better overall employment rebound than stand-alone skilled nursing facilities.
Nursing homes adopting senior living sales tactics to build census. Will it work?
Oct 25, 2022
As staffing and occupancy pressures continue to bring some providers to the brink of closure, more appear to be borrowing a marketing tactic from their senior living peers.