Adverse Events Post-Hospitalization

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

Transitioning from hospital to nursing home (NH) can be a vulnerable time for patients. A recent study posted on the AHRQ website looked for potential associations between adverse events (AE) for nursing home residents following hospital discharge and nursing home characteristics (i.e., 5-star quality rating, ownership, bed size). Researchers found few associations with individual quality indicators and no association between …

Elderly woman in hospital bed

Hospital-Acquired Infections

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) are a major hospital problem due to morbidity, mortality, an increase in hospitalization duration, and costs. Unfortunately, older age constitutes a predisposing factor to HAIs as individual susceptibility to infection increases greatly for those with serious concomitant pathologies. HAIs occurred in four main localizations and represent the majority of all infections: Respiratory Urinary tract (UTI) Surgical wounds …

A Recipe for Disaster

Angie Szumlinski Health

What Should We Do? As with pretty much everyone in the country today, there are tons of questions, fear, and uncertainty. As we talk with our members it is obvious that sometimes there just aren’t answers to every question. One of the most common questions we receive is “should I accept residents from the hospital”. That is a great question …