New Analysis Sheds Light on Covid Excess Mortality for Nursing Homes Vs. HCBS

Covid-19 mortality rates for younger residents in nursing homes were comparable to those in Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) from March 2020 through December 2020 – specifically HCBS recipients and nursing home residents 65 and younger. That’s according to a study published in Health Affairs, among the first to provide multi-state data on mortality […]

Matching Profits with Quality: Transparency Reforms Could Lead to New Care Standards for Nursing Home Owners, Operators

Identifying the difference between nursing home landlords, lenders and operators, and even setting new requirements for each, may help ensure profits better match quality in the space moving forward. That’s the argument being put forward by some academic researchers who have focused on nursing home ownership structures. And their arguments are helping to inform federal […]

Nursing Home Residents Lack Palliative Care Access, Study Finds

Only a very small percentage of nursing home residents who would benefit from palliative care typically receive it, according to a new study released Monday by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The researchers, which included representatives from the University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, analyzed […]