Home Care Beats Assisted Living, Nursing Facilities in Hospice Satisfaction

Hospice care administered in the home is seen as higher quality than hospice care administered in an assisted living community or a nursing home, according to a new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, compared the quality of hospice services […]

Home Health Visits After SNF Stays Reduce Readmissions

After being discharged from a skilled nursing facility (SNF), patients who receive a home health visit immediately after returning home tend to have lower readmission rates, according to a recent study. The study, “Transitions From Skilled Nursing Facility to Home: The Relationship of Early Outpatient Care to Hospital Readmission,” found that a home health visit was […]