Skilled Clinical Care

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

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.

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Accountable care organizations save money at cost of skilled nursing

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.

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Senior care must learn to adapt, experts say

Seniors are likely to stay in their homes much longer before transitioning to a retirement community, causing many such companies to focus on home health care services first.

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New Jersey refocuses on oversight and care in nursing homes

Legislators were focused on improving oversight and care in nursing homes and of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients Thursday as a string of health care bills got approval in committees this past week.

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Montana’s booming senior population must be met with an increase in skilled care nursing homes

Care facilities for the elderly, staffed with skilled medical technicians and trained nurses, will be in increasing demand in Montana as more and more Baby Boomers enter their golden years.

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The Many Benefits of Strategic Rounds

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. 

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LTCCC submits long-term care drug abuse report to UN

Inappropriate anti-psychotic drug use in U.S. nursing homes is “widespread” and requires immediate action, a report submitted to the United Nations alleges.

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Menorah Manor wins two nursing awards at annual FADONA conference

Two Menorah Manor employees received the CNA and LPN Awards of Excellence at the Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration (FADONA) 31st Annual Conference. 

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Startup looks to bring ER services to skilled nursing facilities

With record-low occupancy, rising labor costs, and other pressures eroding the bottom line, the need for nursing homes to innovate to survive has never been more pressing.

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Medicare study centered on nursing homes shows quality gaps

A new study raises questions about the quality of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that are included in Medicare Advantage provider networks.

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