In general, elderly adults have a more difficult time recovering from illness or other health “stressors”—like surgery. This is, in part, related to higher rates of medical problems and medications.
A number of industry situations and changes will continue to be big challenges for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Here are some of them, as well as some solutions.
Excessive turnover of skilled nursing staff is problematic for care quality. Turnover rates for clinical care in nursing homes range from 55-75% with CNAs (Certified Nurse Assistants) having turnover rates which in some cases are nearly 100%.
Not much attention has been paid to the effects of poor retention of skilled nursing staff. However, the literature supports the impact and the importance of retaining them.
The landscape of care across the continuum continues to gain importance. We’ve assembled these resources where you can explore HealthStream’s goal to make the hard, care-filled work you do each day easier and more effective.
In this article, we include the latest CAHPS news, and identify the key drivers on the Hospice CAHPS Survey that was introduced in 2015. We also take a look at the Home Health CAHPS and HCAHPS surveys to see if there are any lessons to be learned for post-acute providers.
CMS has issued new COPs for home health for the first time in decades; these changes will result in cultural change in the home health world.
We know from the research from interviewing thousands of people that they prefer to be aging at home in their communities. This means that we have a huge opportunity to deliver post-acute and non-acute services in new and different ways.