Expect ‘Skeletons’: With Mom-and-Pops at Breaking Point, Nursing Home Chains Hone Acquisition Practices

While financial pressures have created challenges and precipitated closures for smaller mom-and-pop nursing homes, the trend has also meant opportunities for those looking to acquire and add scale. Operators who have recently acquired mom-and-pop or small facilities say the most important consideration when expanding a portfolio with mom-and-pops is getting to know the culture of […]

‘A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships’: Quality Life Services CEO on Workforce Expectations Requiring New, Supportive Approaches

As the head of his family-owned nursing home business, Steven Tack, CEO of Pennsylvania-based Quality Life Services, says weathering the ups and downs of the last few years has rested on creating a family-like atmosphere for residents and staff  – a message that can be universally applied to improve census and worker retention. Quality Life […]

Industry Critics Blast ‘Tremendously Unfunded’ CMS Nursing Home Staffing Mandate, Warn of Severe Access Issues

As the nursing home industry finally gets a first look at the long-awaited proposed minimum staffing mandate released early Friday, leaders across the sector say that its most critical aspects deal with implementation timing, a “good faith” provision, and requirements for registered nurses (RNs). As it stands, the proposed rule has major implications for access […]

Competition for Frontline Workers Heats Up Between Nursing Homes

The toughest rival nursing homes face amid this historic staffing shortage may be one another. While there have been some gains in recent months, the number of workers in long-term care is still far below pre-pandemic levels. With only a finite number of nurses in the worker pool to choose from, nursing homes are inevitably […]

Nursing Homes Score Win With 17.5% Medicaid Increase in Pennsylvania for 2023

Some lawmakers are listening to calls for help from the nursing home industry, at least at the state level. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently approved a Medicaid reimbursement increase of 17.5% for the state’s nursing homes for next year, translating to an increase of around $35 per resident per day. The increase to the state’s […]

Nursing Home Operators See ‘Uphill Battle’ in Moving Away From Staffing Agency Usage in 2022

To combat staffing shortages, states continue to deploy a wide range of tactics to boost recruitment, however, without better safeguards against price gouging staffing agencies operators fear care disruptions may continue.  For some, working with staffing agencies has proven to be necessary. Others like Wisconsin’s Bloomfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center closed its doors in part […]