Top 10 Skilled Nursing Stories of 2017

The skilled nursing industry faces an existential crisis over its future, and 2017 was a year filled with threats — financial and regulatory woes at top providers, plummeting occupancy, and continued reimbursement pressures. But it was also a year that saw promising research illustrating the utility of SNF care and successes in new payment models, […]

CMS Still Looking for SNF Input on Sweeping New Data Rules

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is in the midst of a multi-year process to develop new data collection requirements — and the agency still needs skilled nursing facilities in multiple areas around the country to weigh in. CMS and the RAND Corporation last month kicked off the second phase of a program […]

Must-Reads: High Skilled Nursing Demand, Harvey’s Aftermath

The past week has brought countless stories of devastation and survival at nursing homes in Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, including dramatic footage of the Louisiana National Guard evacuating a nursing home in Orange, Texas and the widely-shared image of residents awaiting aid at a flooded assisted living facility in Dickinson, […]

Older Adults with Children Spend Less on SNF Care

Older adults bracing themselves for the costs of long-term care can breathe a little easier if they have children, according to a study conducted by the RAND Center for the Study of Aging, which was recently highlighted in a Bloomberg article. The study found that the median stay at SNFs was 10 days, and that […]