April 13, 2022
Quality Of Care Is Up And Hospitalizations Are Down

The results of a 10-year study commissioned by the America Health Care Association/National Center are in and they reveal lower hospitalization rates among SNF residents since 2011,

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The federal data, which focused on quality of care, showed 8.7% fewer hospitalizations among nursing home residents over the past decade. The findings are a clear indication of how long term care providers have been making great strides in the quality of care they provide.

The study provided additional insights, including:

  • Nursing homes took in roughly 3.5 million admissions from hospitals each year between 2010 and 2020. Approximately two-thirds of those admissions returned home aſter rehabilitative care.
  • There was a 40% decline in the number of residents receiving antipsychotic medications.
  • One in three nursing homes received four or five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for staffing.
  • On average, nurses put in an additional 198 total hours of care per nursing home each quarter.

“It is so exciting to see nursing home facilities getting the recognition they deserve. This study proves how focused the industry is on providing the best care possible and how they are succeeding. We are proud to partner with exceptional nursing homes and look forward to continuing to grow and improve together,“ stated Herman Freilich, Regional Director of client services at SpecialtyRx.