On average, one year in a nursing home costs $91,000. This begs the question: what are long-term care facilities doing to keep their costs down for their residents and their families, if anything? On Twitter, one response we got from a nurse was particularly troublesome: There were four residents per room at her nursing home,
In the world of healthcare, the era of quality-based reimbursement is here to stay — and if proposed changes to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pass, long-term care facilities will have even more incentive to invest in care improvements for their residents. These proposed changes were presented last week at the 2015 White
Resident falls can be a particular challenge for nursing home staff and administrators. They occur frequently and can have a significant impact on residents’ quality of life and facility operations. According to the CDC, 1.4 million adults age 65 or older live in nursing homes — and that population is expected to reach 3 million
As U.S. population ages, direct care health workers bring critical skills and value to health… brookings.edu Martha Ross kicks off a series of blog posts on the critical role of direct care health workers, particularly as the U.S. confronts the challenges of an aging population that will require more health care services.
The @Assisted Living Federation of America is working with the Senior Living Certification Commission to develop an assisted living executive director certification program. If you are a director or are familiar with the position, ALFA is looking for your input to help shape the program. Take their survey here: http://bit.ly/1fmiBlT