Providers face urgent review of preview reports, 6 new measures for Nursing Home Compare
Aug 20, 2020
Skilled nursing providers have just 10 days to review new performance data headed for the Nursing Home Compare Website. Six new measures will be on display.
Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, May 26
May 25, 2020
HHS announces $4.9 billion fund for skilled nursing pandemic efforts; senior living gets $0 … Data on COVID-19 in nursing homes is key to stopping spread; race a factor in facility outbreaks: expert...
Red eyes a consistent sign of coronavirus in residents: nurse
Mar 25, 2020
A registered nurse at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Wash., said her sickest COVID-19 patients all had red-shadowed eyes.
Heart patients fare better when prescribed home care after SNF discharge: study
Nov 05, 2019
Heart patients were less likely to be rehospitalized 30 days after discharge from a skilled nursing facility when home care was prescribed.
Understanding the superbug problem
Bette McNee, RN, NHA
Mar 18, 2018
Although studies by the CDC have confirmed that the majority of superbug cases occur within the general community, unfortunately, an increased number of diagnosed superbug cases do occur in skilled nursing...
Analysis: ACOs save money by shifting care away from skilled nursing facilities
Feb 26, 2018
Providers taking part in a Medicare experiment saved money by funneling care away from skilled-nursing facilities and other settings, and toward physician services, according to a new analysis.
This hospice study might make nursing homes less comfortable
Feb 19, 2018
What’s the best eldercare development we’ve seen in the past quarter century? For my money, nothing compares to the ongoing expansion of hospice care services.
Snobbery that skilled care operators can ill afford
Mar 06, 2017
Quite a few skilled care operators tend to look at assisted living as being not quite equal. Many on the skilled side tend to see themselves as being a bit, ahem, more qualified.
Dylan Investments buys SNF
Sep 22, 2015
Dylan Investments has acquired the 28-bed skilled nursing facility and campus, Los Gatos Oaks Convalescent Hospital, JCH Senior Housing Group announced.
Net gain for rural operators
Sep 04, 2015
Skilled nursing facilities would become eligible for broadband services funding under a proposed Senate bill.