Tag: admissions

New study links infected nursing home staff with resident fatalities in New York during COVID-19 pandemic

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) recently analyzed self-reported nursing home data and found that COVID-19 related infections and deaths in nursing homes are related to infected staff members. The data found that approximately one in four nursing home staff members were infected with COVID-19 between March and early June.  The study also […]

Coronavirus patients caught in conflict between hospital and nursing homes

This article was first published on Monday, March 30, 2020 in Kaiser Health News. Editor’s note: According to March 13, 2020 Guidance by CMS: Nursing homes should admit any individuals that they would normally admit to their facility, including individuals from hospitals where a case of COVID-19 was/is present. Also, if possible, dedicate a unit/wing […]

12 signs a family needs “you first” attention from the business office

It is important to start the relationship off right with new residents and their families. That is why the admission process is so crucial in every long-term care facility. One of the most important staff members in the facility is the person who informs the family that they owe money, making the business office the […]

Hospice, home health admissions up

Excel Health, a data analysis company fro the healthcare industry, reports that hospice admissions are up. According to a September 25, 2018 press release: Hospice admissions continued to grow steadily, reporting a 4% growth over the same period in 2017 and consistent with growth in previous quarters. Hospice utilization rates also continued to steadily climb […]

New data show uptick in home health and hospice admissions in early 2018

By Home Health Line. Admissions for both home health and hospice patients saw an increase in the first quarter of 2018, when compared with the same time in 2017, according to data and performance analytics company Excel Health. Hospice patient admissions increased 3.9%, while home health patient admissions went up by 1.8%. according to Excel […]