Category: Advocacy

The Travel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act

Price-gouging? The Travel Nursing Agency Transparency Study Act would require the Government Accountability Office to investigate staffing agencies. The GAO will study potential price gouging and “taking of excessive  profits” as alleged by the nursing home industry. The industry pressured legislators to investigate agencies for price-gouging and for “poaching” staff. The GAO will attempt to

Polypharmacy

The Annals of Long Term care reported on the problem of polypharmacy in the nursing home industry. Polypharmacy causes adverse outcomes like negative drug events and interactions among older individuals living in nursing homes (NHs). In the NH population in this study, researchers observed a significant prevalence of drug-related problems and chemical restraints. Researchers sought to

Solutions Offered

I read an interesting article from Fast Company. The author, Matt McGinty, had a simple way to increase staffing at nursing homes. As CRO, Matt is leading and scaling IntelyCare’s growth by ensuring the success of its nursing professionals and healthcare facilities. Here are his suggestions: DATA ANAYLTICS Technology can assist nursing homes in analyzing data

Unsafe Staffing Continues

Nationwide Short Staffing Harvard University professor David Grabowski, said the term “nursing home” is misleading given the sector’s lack of adequate nursing staff. Seniorly’s analysis of unsafe staffing used staffing data from the CMS to compare states shows unsafe staffing nationwide. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found 70% of adults feel nursing homes and other long-term

Report from The National Academies

The National Academies is a private, nonprofit organization. Researchers examined the nursing home industry to recommend changes to improve the quality of care.  The new 605-page report says the nursing home industry must take necessary changes to improve the quality of care. The nursing home industry provides ineffective care at higher costs with unsafe staffing

Cameras Deter Abuse

Ohio allows families to install cameras in nursing home rooms to monitor their loved one’s well-being. The Dayton Daily News recently had an opinion letter from Michael Brevda. He is the managing partner of Senior Justice Law Firm, which focuses its practice on nursing home claims. “Some nursing home corporations do not appropriately screen employees. Instead,

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