Study: It’s time to update hospital readmission risk assessment tools for SNFs
Oct 26, 2023
A new study calls for updating the tools used to assess hospital readmission risk for skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents.
Nursing home sales a ‘symptom’ of poor quality: researchers
Sep 20, 2023
A new study finds nursing home ownership changes may be a symptom of poor nursing home quality, rather than the cause of it.
Post-acute rehab at SNFs did not improve seniors’ physical function, study finds
Sep 18, 2023
Older residents, with or without dementia, who underwent physical rehabilitation at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) following hospital discharge did not experience significant improvement in their physical...
Nursing home providers help to design, refine facility IP program
Apr 26, 2023
In partnership with providers, an infection control peer coaching program has been updated to improve its utility amid competing facility priorities and staffing shortages.
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.
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.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 16
Nov 16, 2022
Physician groups ‘concerned’ about bill to expand nonphysicians’ scope of practice in SNFs … 2023 McKnight’s Women of Distinction nomination period now open … 5 deaths at NYC nursing home blamed...
Medicare Advantage plans forcing providers to take ‘optional’ payment reductions
Nov 15, 2022
Many skilled nursing providers are still underusing Interim Payment Assessments under the nascent Patient Drive Payment Model, but one new pressure is driving some to submit those extra patient evaluations...
Also in the News for Friday, Oct. 14, 2022
Oct 14, 2022
AHCA/NCAL elects board members … Speaker at AHCA/NCAL convention gives nurse recruitment advice … SNFs have made great strides in preventing, treating COVID, docs say
SNFs have made great strides in preventing, treating COVID, docs say
Oct 14, 2022
Nursing facilities are now highly skilled at preventing COVID-19 illness and staving off serious outcomes, said doctors in a panel discussion this week. But pandemic challenges linger.