The majority of long term care communities highlight the importance of personalization to providing the best quality care to residents. And no wonder—research shows that knowing the needs of residents can better help to develop and implement successful care...
If there’s been one recurring theme in the skilled nursing industry over the last few years, it’s distress, with dropping national occupancy stats and new payment models changing the way providers deliver post-acute care.
The report calls for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is a key player in the funding of hospice services, to increase its level of scrutiny to improve the detection of these problems.
Less than a month after a New York Times story revealed concerns about insufficient nursing home staffing levels, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) handed out nearly 1,400 one-star reviews.
Fort Hudson, which is based in Fort Edward, N.Y., in upstate Washington County, was originally incorporated as an 80-bed nursing home in 1969, and it didn’t end up expanding into independent housing until the year 2000.
Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.