Recently, I was honored to speak at the Michigan LANE (Local Area Network for Excellence) conference in East Lansing that was attended by close to 300 dedicated leaders of skilled nursing facilities. It was there that I was reminded of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Triple Aim – 1.) Improve the persons’… read more >>
How good are we at perceiving beauty? That was the focus of a Washington Post social experiment that sought to test people’s ability to identify great art.
Recently, in New Orleans, The Green House Project team had two different opportunities to interact with thought leaders who are impacting the future. First, we participated in a round table discussion with Strategic Development Partners, where we joined a diverse group from healthcare, education and finance to contemplate the vision for sustainable, livable communities. Next, during the AHCA-NCAL Independent Owners conference, the focus on quality as an economic imperative, sparked many substantive conversations about the role The Green House Project can play in long term care innovation.
A first-of-its-kind study finds that the nation’s largest for-profit nursing home chains deliver significantly lower quality of care than non-profit and government-owned nursing homes due primarily to reduced staffing.
The analysis by the University of California San Francisco comes as no surprise to culture change advocates and organizations working to improve the quality of care in nursing homes. The study documents the nation’s 10-largest for-profit nursing home chains’ strategies to cut costs by reducing staffing, which resulted in “significantly lower quality of care.”