Posts Tagged ‘skilled nursing facilities’
Shorter Stays in a SNF Tied to Higher Risk for Hospital Readmission
New York University (NYU) School of Medicine researchers says that high hospital readmission rates indicate that many elderly patients with heart failure may be sent home too soon from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The recent study shows that the risk of hospital readmission among patients with heart failure discharged home after staying at a SNF is high—almost…Read More
National Study Says SNF Occupancy Rates on the Increase.
Last month, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) reported that the occupancy in U.S. skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) reached 83.7 percent in the first quarter of 2019, this being the first year-over-year increase since January 2015. NIC’s first quarter 2019 Skilled Nursing Data Report showed increased occupancy in both rural and urban…Read More
Study Takes a Close Look at Cost Tradeoffs in two Post-Acute Care Options
Nearly 90 percent of Medicare beneficiaries discharged to post-acute care receive that care in either a skilled nursing facility or home health care. While spending on post-acute care continues to rise across the nation, little is known about the differences in patient outcomes between these two care studies. A recently published research study finds that…Read More