Use of antipsychotic medication in long term-care can be accompanied by serious side effects. A concerted effort is being made to reduce their use because “nondrug interventions appeared to be more effective than medications in reducing agitation and aggression in people with dementia.
COVID-19 is inspiring some creative solutions to the isolation imposed by COVID-19 on residents. Demographics tell us this sector will continue to be important despite current challenges.
While very different, physical rehabilitation and restorative healthcare are complementary to one another. Restorative healthcare is essential to helping patients maintain the gains made through physical rehabilitation.
Despite wide ranging current challenges from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the broader outlook for the long-term care industry remains positive with a “demographic wave on the horizon that ensures strong demand for the needs-based asset class.”
Restorative healthcare can help patients retain the gains made in physical rehabilitation and maintain the skills associated with healthy, independent daily living. Here are some of the things restorative healthcare entails.
Civil Money Penalties (CMPs) are imposed by CMS against nursing homes and other residential care facilities for failing to be in substantial compliance with one or more Medicare and Medicaid participation requirements for long-term care facilities.
COVID-19 is definitely encouraging decision-makers to rethink older adult care. From a survey of approximately 1,000 family health care decision-makers, Home Health Care News reports that “Over 50% of family members are now more likely to choose in-home care.
The reimbursement rate at which CMS pays nursing homes for care of Medicaid residents is shockingly low. In some areas of the country these rates don’t even pay for the full cost of the care being provided. Facility closures are a risk, related to reimbursement and funding cuts.