Shorter Skilled Nursing Stays Could Mean More Room for Home-Based Care

Patients recovering at a skilled nursing facility (SNF) can often be discharged home much sooner than they typically are without resulting in a negative health outcome, new research suggests. And if that were to happen more frequently, it could potentially save the U.S. health care system millions of dollars in post-acute care spending while setting […]

SNN to Honor Best Advertising, Marketing in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care

Aging Media Network, the parent company of Skilled Nursing News, for the first time will highlight the very best in marketing, advertising, and public relations in the world of post-acute and long-term care. Communication with referral sources, regulators, payers, vendors, and the public has never been more critical than over the past year, as stakeholders […]

Pruitt: Funding for Private Rooms Top Challenge as Nursing Homes Look to ‘Learn from History’

The final report from the Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes contained plenty of ideas on how to keep residents and staff safer should COVID-19 resurge or if another pandemic hits the United States. While some of the onus falls on the federal government, nursing home operators must also raise the bar […]

[Sponsored] How A New Therapy Gamification Approach Is Driving Engagement and Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While therapy is a critical component for both post-acute and long-term care residents of skilled nursing facilities, achieving engagement among some patients can be a challenge for both in-house and third-party therapy providers. By “gamifying” therapy via a hardware-agnostic platform, some providers are finding not only much greater engagement among patients and residents receiving therapy, […]

Voices: Scott Taylor, Founding Principal & CEO, SRX

This article is sponsored by SRX. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with SRX Founding Principal and CEO Scott Taylor to get his take on today’s top challenges for skilled nursing providers and considerations for how those providers manage pharmacy costs — including rebate opportunities, choosing a pharmacy partner, and more. Tell […]