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Mcknight's Long-Term Care News

The solutions that predictive analytics generate are always newsworthy! From our regular column in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News to being quoted in various articles – both industry and mainstream publications – PointRight is a leading media source for its analytics and decision-support expertise.

Agency staffing on the rise? Believe it – and plan for it

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

Cracking the code to seven years of Five-Star ratings success

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

Long-stay Measures

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