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National Report Addresses Nursing Home Quality & Promotes Value of Social Work

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On April 6, 2022, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released a report entitled The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality: Honoring Our Commitment to Residents , Families, and Staff. Posted April 22, 2022. Study sponsors included the Commonwealth Fund and the John A Hartford Foundation.

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Update: Nursing Home Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Following its November 12 release of guidance for nursing home visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS released three versions of frequently asked questions (FAQs) clarifying the guidance. The early January FAQs also discouraged large gatherings (within nursing homes) in which physical distancing cannot be maintained.

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CMS Updates Guidance for Nursing Home Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on nursing home residents, families, and staff. Recognizing the physical and emotional toll of these visitation restrictions, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its guidance to nursing homes regarding visitation during COVID-19.

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Update: CMS Guidance for Nursing Home Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Following its November 12 release of guidance for nursing home visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS subsequently released two versions of frequently asked questions (FAQs) clarifying the guidance. The FAQs also discourage large gatherings (within nursing homes) in which physical distancing cannot be maintained.

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7 Steps To Prevent Pressure Sores

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all health facilities in the Medicare program to track and report data reflecting pressure injury development on all clients. Caregivers can take action to prevent pressure sores in older clients and avoid negative outcomes that can follow.

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Partnering With Hospitals Can Boost SNF Referrals

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While skilled nursing facility (SNFs) occupancy rates are slowly increasing , they are still 20% lower than before the COVID-19 pandemic, with many SNFs still struggling to fill beds. A CarePort report found that more patients prefer to receive post-acute care at home instead of in nursing homes and SNFs.

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2023 Healthcare Trends: Are You Ready?

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A McKinsey & Company survey shows that up to $265 billion worth of care services could shift from traditional healthcare facilities to the home by 2025. With the growth of health services at home, a 2021 report from the U.S. The report also found trends in the kinds of services Medicare beneficiaries receive via telehealth.