Skilled Nursing

Investors keep buying into skilled nursing facilities

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

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

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.

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Challenges in skilled nursing facilities: a conversation

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.

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

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.

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

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

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Washington skilled nursing faces tough times due to Medicaid

“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.

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Experts expect slow occupancy rates in skilled nursing facilities

“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.

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Skilled nursing occupancy hits new record low

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.

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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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