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… Or, maybe you have more in common with the hospital than you think. Poor-performing hospitals tend to coexist in the same market as poor-performing skilled nursing facilities. Surprised? How many times have you heard (or said) this statement?: “It’s the patients they’re sending me that set me up for failure.” While that might be … Continue reading Maybe you don’t want to be in that preferred network …
Driving my Grandma to one of her favorite restaurants to celebrate a significant birthday (she prefers that I don’t specify which) offered me an important lesson in communication. She was in a chatty mood, sharing stories of being a single mother, learning to drive in her thirties so that she could provide a better life … Continue reading When technology fails us: ‘We talk’
The use of contract agency staff to fill nurse aide and licensed nurse vacancies is escalating. Does that surprise you? Although the proportions of nursing staff comprising contract agency staff are still small, it has almost doubled in some states over the last two years. We recently analyzed contract staff utilization in the state of … Continue reading Agency staffing on the rise? Believe it – and plan for it
The Oxford Dictionary defines “fearmongering” as an action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue. Lately, it can be applied to a person, and even federal policy. In an election year, it’s a strategy the public often watches play out on the campaign trail and through the media. Fearmongering is not … Continue reading Selling fear: Are you buying?
Since the inception of the Five-Star Quality Rating program in December 2008, there have been 113 Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) that have earned and maintained an overall 5-star score. Who are these exceedingly high performers and how do they do it? Are their practices something you can emulate? Or, are they just lucky, living in … Continue reading Cracking the code to seven years of Five-Star ratings success
Change is in the wind. The National Quality Forum has recommended for endorsement a new metric that measures a skilled nursing facility’s ability to manage the long-stay population, specifically in terms of hospitalization prevention. To date, similar measures have focused exclusively on the first 30 days after an acute hospital stay, a very different cohort. … Continue reading Long-stay Measures