Potential staff mandate costs rocket upward when latest wages factored in
Dec 16, 2022
The projected costs of meeting a possible nursing home staffing mandate have skyrocketed by $1.3 billion over the last five months, a report issued Thursday by accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen on behalf...
There’s often a wide gap between what managers think today’s healthcare workers want and what’s truly in demand, differences that can lead to dissatisfaction and hinder recruitment efforts.
Outlook for life plan communities’ skilled nursing units ‘deteriorating’, Fitch says
Dec 07, 2022
Ongoing and future challenges could stall recovery of skilled nursing facilities operating as part of life plan communities, which also face broader threats in 2023.
With little to show for past efforts, SNFs under the microscope again on readmissions
Oct 27, 2022
A federal watchdog’s announcement this week that it plans to more closely scrutinize “possibly preventable” readmissions of skilled nursing patients to hospitals underscores the federal government’s...
Providers hail another step toward more staffing agency oversight
James M. Berklan
Oct 19, 2022
Long-term care providers on Tuesday celebrated another positive step in a drive to extract more accountability out of staffing agencies. A Pennsylvania senate committee advanced to the full Senate hybrid...
Even with more supportive employers, 60% of senior care workers ready to leave: survey
Sep 26, 2022
Nearly 60% of senior care workers have considered leaving their jobs in the last year, with most saying they’d be enticed by better pay and benefits and one-third looking for better work-life balance. ...
Also in the News for Friday, Sept. 16
Sep 16, 2022
House approves bill to streamline Medicare Advantage prior authorization process… Physician who worked with SNFs sentenced for Medicare foul-ups and letting employees issue prescriptions in his absence
What might the RaDonda Vaught conviction mean for skilled nursing?
Jun 28, 2022
Should workers in skilled nursing be worried about similar scenarios playing out in their sector? With staffing shortages and an increased reliance on technology, attorneys Matt Keris and Drew Graham say...
SNF occupancy growing — and so is level of patient needs
Jun 06, 2022
Occupancy at skilled nursing facilities has continued its steady increase, and at the same time operators are seeing increased care needs from residents, new data from the National Investment Center for...
Study: Social determinants of health factor into home care transitions
May 24, 2022
New research suggests that patients transitioning from hospitals and skilled care to home care settings often have different experiences, with social determinants and racial disparities potentially playing...