Policy

Analysis Reveals the Effects the CMS Staffing Proposal Would Have on Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new proposed rule has generated lots of discussion within the senior care industry.... Read More »

Proposed Minimum Staffing Requirements Poised to Impact Nursing Homes

On September 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (C... Read More »

SDOH Items on the MDS: Be Proactive to Avoid Staff—and Resident—Negativity

The new social determinants of health (SDOH) items that are being added to the MDS effective Oct. 1, 2023, can be shocking to nurse asses... Read More »

Key Findings from the Marcum 3-Year Nursing Home Statistical Analysis

Marcum LLP has released its fifth annual 3-Year Nursing Home Statistical Review. Covering 2019 through 2021, the analysis examined the ef... Read More »

AHCA State of the Nursing Home Sector Fact Sheet Reveals Key Industry Findings

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), collectively representing more than 14,000 nurs... Read More »

New Report Identifies Key Lessons for Nursing Homes From the Pandemic

In late January, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), in the Department of Health and Human Services, released the second report in a s... Read More »

CMS and CDC Push Nursing Homes to Be More Proactive With COVID-19

In 2022, the largest spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths occurred in January and February, pointed out Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrat... Read More »

Key Findings from the “Leveraging Technology and Workflow Automation to Prevent Staff Burnout” Webinar

On October 27, I Advance Senior Care hosted a webinar titled, “Leveraging Technology and Workflow Automation to Prevent Staff Burnout.” S... Read More »

It’s Time for Staffing Agencies to Start Taking Quality Seriously

Quality Assurance (QA) refers to the identification, assessment, correction, and monitoring of all aspects of patient care. It is designe... Read More »

Strategies to Boost Staff and Resident Morale in Senior Care Settings

Staff morale can impact staff performance, retention, and the quality of care that a senior care organization can deliver to residents. B... Read More »

Infection Prevention Best Practices in Senior Care Organizations

Infection prevention is a critical component of providing senior care residents with quality care. According to the 2018 study, “Nursing ... Read More »

Strategies to Support the Families of Memory Care Residents

Placing a family member in a memory care facility can be a difficult and emotional decision. Memory care facilities play an important rol... Read More »

Best Practices When Applying for Senior Care Grants

Grant funding can be a valuable addition to your senior care organization budget. Grants can help you to expand or start new programs, of... Read More »

Overcoming Employee Communication Challenges in Senior Care and Senior Living

The ability to provide residents with quality care hinges on effective employee communication. But communication challenges are common in... Read More »

Best Practices to Improve the Hiring Process and Attract the Best Candidates

In July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance about the nursing home five-star rating system. That gu... Read More »

Strategies to Combat Ageism in Senior Care Settings

Ageism encompasses stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination toward others and ourselves that is based on age. Read More »

Actionable Steps to Improve Nursing Home Operations and Patient Outcomes

A new report on the quality of care in nursing homes details seven overarching conclusions. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Safely Welcome Visitors Back

Technology can help ensure building security, gather visitor information, monitor visitor access, and more. Read More »

Best Practices in Creating Smooth Leadership Transitions in Senior Care Organizations

Upper-level management play a key role in how well staff are able to adapt to leadership shifts. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Leslie Eber

Leslie Beth Eber, MD, CMD, is the medical director of the Orchard Park Health Care Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Read More »

Is it Time to Revisit Your Facility’s Natural Disaster Plan?

Three experts share best practices to help ensure your facility’s natural disaster plan is strong. Read More »

Ways Senior Care Communities Can Improve Medication Management

Medication management is now more challenging than ever given current staff shortages and heightened workloads. Read More »

CMS Targets Vaccines and Work Restrictions as Staff COVID-19 Infections Skyrocket

In conjunction with community spread over the past few weeks, the number of nursing homes with new COVID-19 infections has increased. Read More »

Challenges Facing Senior Care in 2022

We reached out to experts in the senior care field to learn their predictions about the coming year. Read More »

COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Homes: Are You Doing All Four Kinds?

Testing is one of the key tools that nursing homes and other postacute care providers have to prevent and contain COVID outbreaks. Read More »

Early Illness Detection in Residents Saves Missouri Nursing Homes and Payers $32 Million

Early illness detection has long been recognized for its importance in improving nursing home resident recovery and health outcomes. It's also a money-saver. Read More »

Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Nursing Home Staff

Nursing homes must require that staff are vaccinated in order to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding. Read More »

Long-Term Care Demand Surge: Partnerships Can Help Facilities Prepare

The long-term care industry is facing increased demand that will more than triple in the coming three decades. Read More »

How to Forge Strong Relationships with Residents’ Families

Positive communication and regular interactions with residents’ families are key to building trust. Read More »

What Senior Care Facilities Need to Know About the Delta Variant

A doctor explains why the Delta variant is so easily transmissible, and the measures he recommends to protect residents. Read More »