Workforce Development for Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care
A skilled nursing facility must meet federal criteria for Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement for the care it provides to patients. The requirements include the supervision of patient care by a physician, full-time employment of at least one registered nurse, the maintenance of records concerning the care and condition of every patient, the availability of nursing care 24 hours a day, the presence of facilities for storing and dispensing drugs, the implementation of a utilization review plan, and overall financial planning that includes an annual operating budget and a 3-year capital expenditures program. The top concerns for Skilled Nursing Facilities are increasing complexities of care, readmissions, training and retention, and patient-centered care.
Some main concerns for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Long-Term Care Organizations are:
- Increasing Complexities of Care
- Training & Retention
- Patient-Centered Care