The continuum of care is definitely evolving. The changes that are happening across the care environment result from such demographics, new government approaches to reimbursement, and limited financial resources. Here are five of the many trends meriting attention.
Fatal falls among the elderly are on the rise in the United States, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are especially problematic in a healthcare setting. Learn to identify fall risks and implement a safety routine.
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.