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The Many Benefits of Strategic Rounds

May 11, 2018  |  Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT

By following the practical approaches to rounding described in this article, you can maximize what you learn about care delivery and achieve the greatest results. 

Investors keep buying into skilled nursing facilities

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Investment in skilled nursing facilities hasn’t slowed down despite persistent dark clouds surrounding the industry’s outlook.

Post-acute nurses find more satisfaction in career, report shows

November 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Pay and benefits for home care, hospice, palliative care and long-term care nurses haven’t always been on par with nurses who work in the acute setting.

Challenges in skilled nursing facilities: a conversation

October 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Greystone's Frank Small discusses with Multi-Housing News the impact of the forthcoming Patient-Driven Payment Model on operators and sheds light on other pressing issues in the field.

As some states seem short on staff, some find surplus by 2030

October 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

In two years, California is projected to be short almost 45,000 registered nurses (RNs), while Florida will have a surplus of almost 54,000.

High-intensity therapy being used in skilled nursing for near-death patients

October 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

As the skilled nursing industry prepares for a shift away from therapy as a primary reimbursement driver, a new study raises questions about the use of high-intensity therapy minutes at the end of residents’ lives.

New paper states that long-term care hospitals should be paid the same as skilled nursing facilities

September 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Study claims LTC hospitals cost three times as much as cheaper venues, such as SNFs, for the same care.

Washington skilled nursing faces tough times due to Medicaid

September 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

“At this point I can’t even tell you how they’re coping. That’s how bad it is,” WHCA president and CEO Robin Dale told Skilled Nursing News.

Experts expect slow occupancy rates in skilled nursing facilities

September 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

“I think we’re probably at around the trough,” Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) chief investment officer Talya Nevo-Hacohen said during the Senior Housing News Summit in Los Angeles.

Skilled nursing occupancy hits new record low

September 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Back in March, NIC reported a record-low occupancy figure of 81.6% for the first quarter of 2018; the data generally cannot be compared release to release due to changes in the exact groupings of facilities that submit data to NIC.

Accountable care organizations save money at cost of skilled nursing

August 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model netted Medicare about $62 million in net savings in its first year of operations — and cutting spending in skilled nursing facilities was a key driver for the decrease.

SNFs look to telemedicine for improved care, Medicare cost cuts

August 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Using an after-hours telemedicine platform, a Brooklyn-based skilled nursing facility treated more patients on-site, reduced costly hospital transports and cut its Medicare expenses by more than $1.5 million in one year.


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