Skilled Nursing Operators Demand Rehab Renovations as PDPM Looms

With the advent of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), rehabilitation and therapy in the skilled nursing space has come under intense scrutiny. When CMS introduced PDPM in late April, it touted incentives to treat the needs of the whole patient. One side effect of that focus, however, is […]

Mixed-Age Skilled Nursing Facilities Face Significant Barriers

When Skilled Nursing News set out to envision the nursing home of the future, one topic kept coming up over and over again: the intergenerational SNF, a place where people of all ages could recover from surgeries or receive long-term care together. But creating such a diverse facility is easier said than done. “For short-term […]

Modern Skilled Nursing Must Have Tech Foundation

When picturing the best setting for a thriving, well-lived life, most people won’t imagine a nursing home. The skilled nursing facility of the future can change that, however, with a strong technological base that facilitates connectivity for both residents and medical personnel. “A building requires a foundation,” Michael Skaff, chief information officer at Jewish Senior […]

Skilled Nursing Construction Costs Continue to Rise

The cost of building new skilled nursing communities continues to rise due to labor shortages and a significant increase in the price of lumber. Lumber prices increased 13% mostly due to the number of hurricanes and concerns over tariffs imposed on Canadian lumber, according to the winter 2018 report from construction firm The Weitz Company. […]

How Skilled Nursing Developers Can Keep Rising Construction Costs at Bay

With the construction industry facing a labor shortage and the rising cost of raw materials, keeping projects on time and on budget can be quite the undertaking for development teams working on senior living communities. Costs for these types of projects — including skilled nursing facilities — have continued to increase since the beginning of […]

Privacy, Adaptability Key to Skilled Nursing Unit Design

As the needs of seniors that require skilled nursing care continue to evolve, so do the communities that cater to their needs — with many adopting a “household” model to make SNF rooms feel more personal and private. Many design firms have started to implement this approach in their skilled nursing projects, including international architecture and […]