Our long-term care news is continually updated from dozens of sources around our industry and the web.

The gender of dementia

aeon (04/01/2021) – Are women really at greater risk from dementia? Until we reckon with social roles and inequalities, it’s impossible to say Full story »

CMS resumes all Hospital surveys as COVID-19 cases lessen

REVCYCLE INTELLIGENCE (04/07/2021) – All hospital survey activities, including non-immediate jeopardy complaints, have been resumed by CMS as the number of COVID-19 cases decrease. Full story »

Infection Control Immediate Jeopardy Citations Tripled in 2020 — and Nursing Homes Should Expect Even More

Skilled Nursing News (04/04/2021) – In the days before the full onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. in 2020, the federal government announced that it was reorienting all nursing home inspections to focus on infection control. Full story »

Therapy intensity linked to lower readmission rates, better outcomes for Nursing Home residents, study finds

Skilled Nursing News (04/05/2021) – Increased intensity of therapy services may directly lead to better outcomes for residents in nursing homes and other post-acute care settings, according to a new study backed by a pair of trade groups that represent physical and occupational therapists. Full story »

CMS begins recovering more than $100B in accelerated and advance medicare payments

Skilled Nursing News (04/02/2021) – The federal government this week began recovering the extra Medicare payments sent to nursing homes and other health care providers during the initial height of the coronavirus crisis last year. Full story »

Nursing homes proceed cautiously on group therapy — but vaccinations allow small teps forward

Skilled Nursing News (03/31/2021) – When the Medicare payment system for skilled nursing facilities was overhauled in 2019, one of the most anticipated provisions was the option to provide therapy to residents in group or concurrent settings — allowing for more socialization and cost savings. Full story »

Collaboration Between Physicians, Nursing Home Staff Should Not End With the COVID-19 Emergency

Skilled Nursing News (03/30/2021) – The COVID-19 emergency overturned nursing home operations overnight in almost every respect, notably with regard to the provision of clinical care. Full story »

Data isn’t the cure-all for vaccine hesitancy among SNF staff, feedback shows

Skilled Nursing News (03/29/2021) – For nursing home staff who are hesitant about taking a vaccine for COVID-19, data and information may not be the most effective way to address their concerns, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Full story »

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