Healthleaders nursing editor, Carol Davis, interviews Reginald Hislop III, the managing partner of H2 Healthcare and consultant, author, and widely recognized thought leader in post-acute care, about the state of nurse staffing in long-term care facilities, and how those facilities can successfully recruit and retain nurses to bring staffing back to safe levels.
Tag: long-term care
A new survey of more than 2,100 long-term care workers found that 53% of unvaccinated workers will leave their job in long-term care to find a new job where vaccinated are not mandated. The same survey found that 8% will get vaccinated, and 39% are undecided. The vaccine mandate for nursing homes is expected to […]
There’s a recent major development in the insurance world you may not have heard of yet: Washington just became the first state in the nation to develop legislation that makes long-term care affordable for its workers. Called “WA Cares,” this program also impacts companies outside of Washington that have employees in the state. Washington employees […]
Sponsors: Intelycare and Vocera Post-Acute Advisor is happy to announce our offerings in honor of Skilled Nursing Week. To celebrate and honor our skilled nursing staff in the long-term care industry, we provided useful and insightful tips and analysis free to you each day of the week! To end the week, here is the list […]
When COVID-19 vaccines first became available, the federal government set up a Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care program, which provided three on-site clinics at facilities nationwide in an attempt to vaccinate as many residents and staff members as possible. As the third vaccination clinics wrap up in most states, SNFs will need to acquire vaccines […]
The Biden administration released the “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness” on the second day in office, January 21. The strategy lays out plans to support nursing homes, and tighten infection control policies. “HHS and CMS will strengthen Long Term Care facility guidance, funding, and requirements around infection control policies; support Long […]
Using federal data from twenty states, The Associated Press found that nursing homes had four times as many new COVID-19 cases in October than in May, rising from 1,083 cases to 4,274. Additionally, COVID-19 related deaths in among residents has more than doubled in that time, from 318 a week to 699 a week. While […]
Today, long-term care expert Reta Underwood, Medicare Specialist and president of CLTC, a national long-term care consulting firm based in Kentucky discusses skilled status charting for SNFs, as well as the differences between direct and indirect skilled services. Subscribe on SoundCloud, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and SAGE recently launched the next phase of the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI), the self-assessment, which provides residential long-term care communities with the opportunity to evaluate how well they are including and welcoming LGBTQ older adults into their midst. After completing the self-assessment, long-term care facilities will be provided […]
It’s official: According to CMS’ Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule published in the Federal Register yesterday evening, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM)—the new case-mix methodology to replace RUG-IV)—is effective October 1, 2018. Facilities will have a year to transition to PDPM from RUG-IV by the October 1, 2019 implementation date. […]