SNFs Continue Education Efforts for COVID-19 Vaccine

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As skilled nursing facilities prepare to vaccinate employees under the federal vaccine mandate, they are also continuously educating staff in hopes of increasing vaccine uptake. Skilled Nursing News reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is expected to release additional guidance next month on the mandate. This decision to continue vaccine education is…

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SNFs Limit Admissions Due to Workforce Challenges

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The American Health Care Association and National Center of Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recently survey over 1,100 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Skilled Nursing News reports, the survey results discovered most nursing homes are requesting staff to work extra shifts due to ongoing staffing shortages and have limited intake of new admissions. Over 78% of…

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New Report Advises SNF Employers to Invest in Staff

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Long-term care providers have been struggling with staffing shortages since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. McKnight’s writes about a new report published by Marsh McClennan that urges employers of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) among others to invest in their employees. By investing in their employees, these providers can better equip themselves to survive these…

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SNFs Struggle With Federal Regulations and Surveyors

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The recent mandate for nursing home staff to be vaccinated has left many operators feeling frustrated. The mandate applies to only long-term care facilities. Leaders in the skilled nursing industry feel they are being unfairly targeted as the mandate should apply to all health care providers. Skilled Nursing News reports nursing home operators feel “regulated…

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