Nursing home’s required discharges halted after at least 4 deaths
Aug 02, 2022
A massive, publicly owned nursing home that saw four residents die after being discharged as part of a federal closure plan has been given a temporary reprieve.
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.
Who do nursing homes send to hospitals most often? The answer may surprise you.
Jan 07, 2022
Age may matter in determining which long-stay residents are sent to hospitals most often, but not in the way most people probably expect. A study of nearly 1,200 patients has surprisingly found that long-stay...
Resident hospital transfer forms: The 5 most useful pieces of information
May 12, 2021
The creators of a new automated hospital transfer form say they have identified the five must-have pieces of information needed to reduce clinical complications when nursing home residents are brought...
CMS ends COVID blanket waivers for resident transfers and discharges, roommate changes
Apr 12, 2021
Providers must resume giving advance notice about resident transfers, discharges, and room and roommate changes after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ended emergency blanket waivers for the...
Making hospital transitions safer during the pandemic
Apr 29, 2020
Eldercare experts have published a comprehensive guideline on safe and effective hospital transfers for residents.
CMS clarifies resident transfer approval requirements for COVID-19 cohorting
Apr 14, 2020
No approval is needed for transferring or discharging residents between facilities for certain cohorting purposes, the agency says.
Elderly should consider residential care before health crisis hits: study
Sep 06, 2019
The very old may feel more in control of their lives if they consider a move to a long-term care or senior living community
– before a health crisis hits, gerontologists report.
Lawsuit: Dangerous lift transfers preceded woman’s deadly fall at nursing home
May 04, 2018
The family of a woman who died after falling while being transferred with a lift is suing her former nursing home for nearly $2.5 million.
Long-term care facilities with safe resident handling training programs have significantly lower rates of caregiver injuries than facilities without such programs, new research finds. Facilities with safe...