“High-quality, short-term nursing stays lower risk of seniors entering long-term care,” by Kimberly Marselas, McKnight’s LTC News
“Seniors who seek rehab at higher-rated short term nursing facilities are less likely to transition into long-term care facilities afterward, finds a study published online first in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. … Investigators found that a person’s risk of eventual placement in long-term care nursing homes varied, based on the facility where they received care. Staffing ratios and inspections were most closely associated with LTC placement rate.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform): Staffing ratios and care quality are highest where Medicaid census is lowest and Medicare and private-pay are higher.