Month: June 2011

Reducing Avoidable Rehospitalizations Among Seniors

The rehospitalization of senior patients within 30 days of discharge from a skilled nursing facility (SNF) has risen dramatically in recent years, at an estimated annual cost of more than $17 billion. A new study from Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC), an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, demonstrates improvements in discharge disposition following a three-pronged intervention …

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Is There a Disconnect Between Departments in Your Facility?

We’re Bridging the Gap. Medicare requirements and constantly changing regulations have, through years of constant scrutiny, facilitated an environment of accountability, demand for quality, and an expectation of excellence within the skilled nursing setting. However, strenuous and detailed paperwork demands alone are enough to create tension and disconnect between departments and disciplines. The result: a …

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