Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Angie Szumlinski Featured, News

An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will examine how our nation delivers finances, regulates and measures the quality of nursing home care with particular emphasis on challenges that have arisen in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee will consider a broad range of issues such as: Ways to generate and assess the …

10 Steps to Reform and Improve Nursing Homes

Angie Szumlinski Featured, News

In a recent article published in AARP, FAMILY CAREGIVING Medical, the “experts” identified 10- steps to reform and improve nursing homes. Some of the key points of the article were not “new” to those of us in the trenches however it is interesting how it was presented. Here are a few things that the organization and experts think we need …

All Cause 30-Day Mortality – COVID-19

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

Nursing homes provide care for a vulnerable population of frail older adults who are unable to live independently because of a combination of underlying chronic conditions, cognitive and physical impairments, and other age-related disabilities. Residents often face an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 illnesses owing to extrinsic factors such as a lack of adequate infection prevention and control …

Changes in Nursing Home Regulations – Post COVID-19

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Dr. David Grabowski, a professor of healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School said in a recent article published in McKnight’s Senior Living, “I think we’re going to see some big, big changes going forward”. “COVID-19 has revealed the fragility of nursing homes’ business model and our underinvestment in high-quality, long-term care”, said Grabowski. The Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality …

Majority Staff Report Senate Finance Committee 9-2020

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Case Study

On September 23, 2020, the Senate Financial Committee released a Majority Staff Report titled, COVID-19 In Nursing Homes: What Went Wrong and Next Steps. The introduction summarizes the report as follows: “This report discusses the findings of the majority staff of the United States Senate Committee on Finance, following a review of nursing home performance during the first eight months …

Elder Abuse and Neglect will not be Tolerated by the Department of Health and Human Services

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PUBLIC ALERT ON PATIENT ABUSE IN SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES NATIONWIDE (Washington D.C., Monday, August 28, 2017) – The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is issuing an alert ahead of its report on quality of care concerns in skilled nursing facilities nationwide. Due to the importance and urgency of the preliminary findings, OIG is alerting citizens …