Innovation and Uncertainty: Nursing Home Providers Forge New Paths for a Post-Covid Era

As the Skilled Nursing News’ CLINICAL event in Washington D.C. came to a close last month, industry experts left with staffing concerns amid labor shortages and pending legislation on minimum staffing standards. However, operators also shared optimism over their innovations in corporate and clinical practices as they continued to confront higher acuity and tighter regulation. […]

‘Resurrection of Nursing’: Cantex, Touchstone, Brickyard Execs Talk PDPM, Portfolio Diversification, Staffing

Nursing home operators that were able to diversify their businesses and adjust to the patient-driven payment model (PDPM) while battling through Covid-19 now find themselves in a position of strength. This was one message that top operator executives delivered last week at Skilled Nursing News’ CLINICAL conference in Washington, D.C. They discussed how Covid-era practices […]

Value-Based Care Series: Peter Longo, Managing Partner, Cantex Continuing Care Network

Peter Longo is a principal and managing partner at post-acute care provider Cantex Continuing Care Network. He oversees the development and ongoing performance of innovative programs and services for the company, and is responsible for its vision and mission. Longo led Cantex’s advancement to becoming a full-service continuing care network from a multi-facility skilled nursing […]

The Case For And Against a Nursing Home Industry Crisis

Whether it’s uttered during an interview, highlighted during an industry conference or referenced in a news release, I’ve heard and seen the word “crisis” quite often during my time reporting on the skilled nursing industry. And it’s not surprising the word has been used so frequently. Covid-19 was a global crisis that hit the nursing […]

Tracking Skilled Nursing Patients to Save Money and Avoid the Hospital

Under considerable pressure to demonstrate their worth as the health care system moves to value-based care, skilled nursing providers are monitoring patients more closely — even after discharge. For some providers, that takes the form of a new nursing role. For others, it’s a more extensive networking endeavor. But the common focus is transitions of […]