Category Archives: News

FINAL RULE: Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM)

In the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule, CMS adopted the SNFRM as the first measure for the Skilled Nursing Facility Value Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program. The measure is defined as the risk-standardized rate … Continue reading

Posted in Elder Care, Elder Law and Finances, Government, News, Nursing Home & Assisted Living, Professional Eldercare | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates stand on caregiver policies

Caregiving typically doesn’t get much lip service on the national political stage, but that appears to be changing in the current presidential race. While much of the candidates’ statements about caregiving during the campaign have focused on childcare, the challenges … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Caregiving, Elder Care, Elder Law and Finances, Government, News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Review your QRP data prior to public display: Deadline 9/30

Beginning in fall 2016, CMS will publicly report IRF quality data on the IRF Compare website. CMS will publicly report performance data on three quality measures: Percent of residents or patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened (short … Continue reading

Posted in Elder Law and Finances, Government, Home and Health Care Agency, News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Harvard Pilot Proves Value of Senior Care Auditing Checklist

Many Americans find themselves providing care for elderly loved ones. It seems never anticipated problems endlessly arise, such as maintaining quality of care and juggling long distance caregiving. On top of that, most people do not know how to evaluate or  manage … Continue reading

Posted in Aging at home, Elder Abuse and Neglect, Elder Care, Elder Care Goods and Services, News, Professional Eldercare, Senior Care Auditing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Remote Monitoring Disappoints in Early Tests

There’s been an increasing focus on remote monitoring in the home health sector as of late, with multinational tech giant Philips (NYSE: PHG) among those betting on these types of devices. However, there’s little evidence, if any, showing they improve health outcomes, according to recent … Continue reading

Posted in Aging at home, Caring for a Veteran, Elder Abuse and Neglect, Elder Care, Elder Care Goods and Services, News, Senior Care Auditing, Special Needs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How will BREXIT Impact Care: Take the Poll

   Thousands of overseas nurses have been drafted into the NHS to ease chronic staff shortages over recent years. Concerns that they may now feel unwelcome and turn their backs on the country in the wake of the referendum result, has … Continue reading

Posted in Caregiving, Elder Care, Elder Care Goods and Services, Elder Law and Finances, Government, News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

COMBINE THREE APPROACHES for GROWING HOME CARE WORKFORCE

There need not be a single approach to solving most problems.  It could be argued that taking the one approach stance tends to create more problems than it solves.  Certainly, the single approach tactic results in the tendency to leave … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Aging at home, Caregiving Education and Credentialing, Certified Care.org, Certified Caregiving, Elder Care Goods and Services, Elder Law and Finances, Government, Home and Health Care Agency, News, Professional Eldercare | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment