3 Things to Know About COVID-19 Testing in a Post-Vaccine World

With increased attention on the distribution of the various COVID-19 vaccines, skilled nursing providers must be sure to remain vigilant on another crucial area of safety in 2021: COVID-19 testing. Even as vaccinations among SNF staff and residents are largely completed, SNFs must have a thorough and ongoing testing system to continue to identify new […]

How Tele-Hospitalists Can Help SNFs on the Road to Financial Recovery

Skilled nursing facilities may have already seen the bottom of the industry’s historic COVID-19-driven occupancy drop, allowing operators to turn their attention in the months ahead to the next key challenge: financial recovery. Operators must recoup the financial losses associated with COVID-19, offset increased costs and successfully address the reality of vast staff burnout. One […]

[Sponsored] How SNFs Can Identify Asymptomatic COVID Carriers with Surface Testing

A picture is becoming all too common with the renewed rise in COVID cases in SNFs and other senior care facilities: a staff member at your SNF tests positive for COVID-19, thus triggering the facility’s testing protocols including immediate contact tracing. This is a time-intensive process, leading to increased testing and anxiety among residents and […]

[Sponsored] The 5 COVID-19 Wound Care Problems Overcome by a New Dressing System

The primary function of wound care dressings is to improve the speed and quality of healing wounds, such as pressure injuries, skin tears, avulsions, abrasions, bruises and burns. Other important functions include reducing pain and suffering, decreasing the anxiety of both patient and caregiver and maintaining or improving the quality of peripheral skin. A breathable, […]

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 […]

[Sponsored] Why Scalability and Flexibility Are Vital to a Successful Rehab Partnership

While COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on all health care providers, skilled nursing facilities (SNF) face a more urgent need due to the impact that the novel virus has on the elderly and vulnerable. While providers have faced challenges in infection control, protective equipment and staffing levels, what hasn’t changed is the need to attend […]

(Sponsored) How the New Form 941 Gets Money to Your SNF During COVID — And 3 Roadblocks to Avoid

In the second quarter of 2020, Form 941 underwent the biggest overhaul it has seen in the past 30 years of payroll history. Employers file the form quarterly to report income taxes, Social Security tax or Medicare tax that is withheld from employee paychecks, and to pay the employer’s portion of social security and Medicare […]

Future Leader: Justin DiRezze, CEO, Theoria Medical x 5-Star Telemed

The Future Leaders Awards program is brought to you in partnership with PointClickCare. The program is designed to recognize up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the next decade of senior housing, skilled nursing, home health, and hospice care. To see this year’s future leaders, visit Future Leaders online. Justin DiRezze, CEO at Theoria Medical x […]

Voices: Clint Malin, Co-President and Chief Investment Officer, LTC

This article is sponsored by LTC. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with LTC Chief Investment Officer — and new co-president — Clint Malin to learn about how LTC became a unique real estate investment trust (REIT) in skilled nursing, why the REIT is focused on shorter duration investments right now and […]

Voices: Yosef Daskal, Founder, SRX

This article is sponsored by SRX. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with SRX founder and COO of Synergy Healthcare Alliance (HCA) Yosef Daskal to learn how managing pharmacy spend is key during COVID-19, how the right technology can help skilled nursing facility (SNF) operators capture millions of dollars in rebates, and […]

Future Leader: Christa Kelly, Vice President of Business Development, Villa Healthcare

The Future Leaders Awards program is brought to you in partnership with PointClickCare. The program is designed to recognize up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the next decade of care delivery across the senior housing, skilled nursing, home health and hospice industries. To see this year’s future leaders, visit Future Leaders online. Christa Kelly, vice […]

Voices: Russ DePriest, SVP / GM Skilled Nursing, PointClickCare

This article is sponsored by PointClickCare. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with PointClickCare Vice President and General Manager of Skilled Nursing Russ DePriest to learn why he views the response of skilled nursing facilities (SNF) to COVID-19 “superhuman,” the biggest challenge SNFs are facing during the pandemic, and the most important […]

(Sponsored) 3 Ways to Reimagine Therapy During COVID-19 and Beyond

When the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) took effect October 1, 2019, therapists wondered if their days were numbered — or at least limited. The decoupling of therapy minutes and Medicare reimbursements seemed to suggest that therapy utilization might greatly decrease in 2020. But the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have created a new urgency around […]

Voices: Mordy Eisenberg, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Tapestry Health

This article is sponsored by Tapestry Health. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with Tapestry Health Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Mordy Eisenberg to learn about why he believes the term “telemedicine” is often misused, how Tapestry Health has helped reduce re-hospitalizations and mortality rates at skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and why […]

[Sponsored] 3 Biggest Advantages of Telemedicine for SNFs During COVID-19

As Dr. Suresh Nellore, an infectious disease specialist, looked at the skilled nursing facility (SNF) landscape in this new age of COVID-19, he saw a pair of old problems with new, deeper challenges: rehospitalization risk and timeliness of reimbursements. Specifically, Nellore saw a large, unmet need at SNFs and in long-term care facilities, where acuity […]