Researchers looking more closely at role of SNF in transitional care
In a new study and release posted to EurekAlert, researchers decided to examine the role that SNFs play with regard to older adults' placements in long-term care facilities. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
The researchers studied the role of SNF quality and how it affected older adults' risks of transitioning to long-term care facilities. They also looked at whether any aspects of skilled nursing were linked with an older adult's risk of entering long-term care facilities. The research team focused specifically on whether the quality ratings of SNFs (available to the public, free of charge, here) helped predict long-term care placements.
The researchers used information from a variety of Medicare and other qualified sources that included data on more than 500,000 people aged 65 and older.
Read the full story at EurekAlert.
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