Clinical CareProMedica, MetroHealth Partner on Innovative Senior Care Facility
The new facility in Cleveland will combine a range of services, including intensive rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and a multi-specialty geriatric...
Clinical CarePOLST Effective in the Nursing Facility Setting, Study Finds
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment forms help ensure that resident and surrogate care preferences are honored.
NursingModel Standards for Skilled Nursing Homes
The model presented sets out standards that push toward service excellence and focusing on the best interests of customers.
Clinical CareCoronavirus: Nursing Home Study Finds Alarming Shortages of Staff and PPE
In the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, one-fifth of nursing homes reported shortages of staff and personal protective...
Clinical Care5 Guidelines for Transferring Nursing Home Residents to Hospitals During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus is taking a heavy toll on nursing home residents and workers.
StrategyGuardian Elder Care to Pay $15.4M to Settle Overbilling Allegations
Guardian directed its nursing facilities in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio to upcharge Medicare at the highest level for medically...
Clinical CareClinician Visits at SNFs Linked to Readmission and Mortality Rates
New research indicates incentives for clinician assessments of hospital-discharged skilled nursing facility patients should be strengthened.
StrategyCMS Launches 'Comprehensive Review' of Nursing Homes Regulation
CMS Administrator Seema Verma details a five-point plan to improve quality of care and regulatory enforcement at the nation's nursing...
NursingDisclosure Law Improves Nurse Staffing Ratios in New Jersey
New Jersey is one of eight states that require hospitals and nursing homes to report staffing ratios.
Clinical CareReduce Hospital Readmissions With Effective SNF-to-Home Transitions
New data shows that patients discharged from a skilled nursing facility to home face the highest risk of readmission in...
Clinical CareHow Johns Hopkins Created a Preferred SNF Network
Components of Johns Hopkins' SNF collaborative include a rigorous process for selecting partner facilities and establishing a management framework.
Clinical CareReadmissions Higher With Home Care Compared to SNF Care
The treatment intensity and 24-hour monitoring at skilled nursing facilities could drive lower readmission rates compared to home care.