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  • Benefits of New Laundry Equipment are Far-Reaching for Long-Term Care Facility

     
    FACT: Over-drying by just 8 minutes per load on a 75-pound tumble dryer can cost a facility $883 in utilities and $4,866 in labor annually.

    In a long-term care facility, efficient laundry processes can save a facility thousands of dollars annually. Since replacing older equipment with more efficient UniMac® machines in 2014, The Living Center, a long-term care facility located on the Fitzgibbon Hospital Campus in Marshall, Missouri, has experienced the benefits firsthand.

  • Benchmarking and Quality: Using Data Collection Analytics to Prevent Negative Outcomes

    Identifying metrics and trends is key to developing processes that can reduce negative outcomes, identify improvements, and monitor effectiveness of interventions.

    With multiple regulatory changes and increasing penalties, The Center for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) has instituted the 2018 deadline for a new reimbursement plan.

    With this approaching timeline it is imperative for Senior Care organizations to be able to analyze metrics using a systematic approach, collection, and analysis to succeed.

    This White Paper covers:

  • Fee For Value Payment Models: How Today’s Pilot Programs Can Help Providers Prepare For Tomorrow’s Reality

    The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Program (BPCI) focuses on moving from a fee-for-service model to a fee-for-value bundled payment, where long-term and post acute care (LTPAC) providers are paid for a care episode, thus incentivizing them to improve the coordination, quality, and care operations at a lower cost.

    Pilot programs for these models have seen impressive participation, and have proven their strategic importance. LTCPAC providers who have been participating in these pilot programs have experienced significant advantages over competing organizations, including:

  • Housing and Health Care: Partners in Healthy Aging

    Fostering housing-healthcare partnerships can reduce unnecessary use of health services and costs by moving away from a fee-for-service model and shifting to a value-based system. This reform will hold healthcare providers accountable for the outcomes of their services and incline them to better manage chronic illnesses, leading to improved health, safety, and quality of life for residents living in affordable senior housing.

    Some of the changes and challenges addressed in this white paper include:

  • Sector Snapshot Report

    In this latest research report, multiple types of care providers within the long-term care space, such as skilled nursing, hospice, senior care centers, etc., are examined. Download this white paper to learn about trends in areas such as:

    • Organization revenue
    •  Patient population
    • Care costs
    • Activities and services offered
    • …and more

    Use this benchmark report as a performance indicator for your organization, and see how it compares to others in the industry.

  • Staffing Long-Term Care to Meet the Demands of Increasing Acuity

    For provider organizations, staffing presents a challenge regardless of the care setting in question.

    Long-term care providers are faced with a growing number of considerations because of changes in regulations, accreditation and quality initiatives, and the patient population.

    At the same time, the population and the workforce are aging.

  • When Collaboration Is the Cure: How The Extended Health Care Organization (EHCO) Project Has Enhanced Collaboration to Address Hospital Readmissions

    It's a common tale in the skilled nursing and long-term care industry: A nursing home resident requires acute care. The resident is transferred to the local hospital to receive that care and is then transferred back his or her home facility. All too often, that same resident needs to be re-hospitalized for either the same or an unrelated health issue.

  • Spotlight On Staffing: 3 Tips For Five-Star Staffing Success

     

    A major transformation of the Five-Star Quality Rating system is about to happen.

    Beginning January 2015, CMS will start validating staffing data reported on Nursing Home Compare.

    Are you ready?

    Get prepared by implementing processes to consistently hit your staffing targets and deliver high quality care.

    Read this white paper, “Spotlight On Staffing: 3 Tips For Five-Star Staffing Success,” for practical steps to improve your staffing strategy and outcomes.

  • Better Staffing For Quality Care: 3 Tips To Get It Right

    Providing high quality care, at the lowest cost possible. The key to making it all work? Your employees.

    But workforce complexities can make life difficult – 50% care giver turnover, a shortage of qualified workers, and scheduling hassles, just to name a few.

    Overcome these challenges and get better results from your staffing and labor management efforts with best practices that make a difference. Read this whitepaper, “Better Staffing For Quality Care: 3 Tips to Get It Right” to learn how to:

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