Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics at Nursing Homes Remains High as Citations Fall: House Report

Though about 2% of skilled nursing facility residents in the U.S. qualified for some form of antipsychotic drugs in the fourth quarter of 2019, about 20% of residents were receiving some form of antipsychotic medication, according to a new report from the House Ways and Means Committee Majority. The report was released Tuesday and initially […]

‘We Don’t Need a Pizza Party, We Need PPE’ — House Hears That Equipment Remains Linchpin in COVID-19 Fight

Free dinners and the designation of “hero” may help brighten the moment for caregivers on the frontlines in skilled nursing facilities. But one worker at a nursing home in Connecticut was adamant that when it comes to fighting COVID-19 in the SNF setting, these are not a substitute for necessary resources such as testing and […]

Two-Sided Risk Key to Telehealth’s Promise in Skilled Nursing

Telehealth has promise for long-term care facilities in rural areas, but a new risk model may be needed to fully realize the technology’s potential, according to testimony at a hearing before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee that focused on innovation in health care. Rep. Adrian Smith, a Nebraska Republican, noted the significance of […]