How to ease workforce disruption by streamlining post-acute transitions
Apr 28, 2022
When hospitals struggle to promptly discharge and transfer patients, it can trigger unfortunate consequences across the broader industry.
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.
Survey: Short-stay residents want more help with meds, clinician connections upon discharge
Nov 03, 2021
Fully 80% of respondents said they received and understood their discharge instructions. But at least two-thirds would have liked more help with their medication regimen, physician referrals, and other...
Better manage transitions of care with tips from Nov. 3 webinar
Oct 11, 2021
Transitions represent a real threat to long-term care residents and the facilities that care for them. During a Nov. 3 McKnight’s webinar, learn more about how fragmented care can lead to medical...
Smooth out post-acute transitions with insights from June 23 webinar
Jun 21, 2021
Nursing home residents are at greatest risk as they transition through different levels of care, and a McKnight’s Long-Term Care News webinar June 23 highlights potential areas for opportunity and improvement....
Taking a cue from Big Brother: A hospital tool for long-term care providers
James M. Berklan
Jun 04, 2014
Relationships between hospitals and nursing homes can be funny things. Working together, they can do great things. But “cooperation” and “outreach” are not operative words frequently...
New exchange technologies promise safer transitions to long-term care facilities
May 29, 2014
Long-term care facilities strive to provide each patient personalized care. Comprehensive care plans, honoring patient preferences and tailoring services to patients are critical aspects to achieving the...
New legislation would reimburse providers for transition of care services
Sep 19, 2012
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would reimburse providers for coordination of care services.
Medicare and Medicaid chief tells long-term care providers: CMS is on their side
Oct 19, 2011
Improving the quality of care and targeting waste and fraud are priorities for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, chief Donald Berwick, M.D. told a large group of long-term care providers Tuesday.