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Closures hit R.I. nursing homes amid staff shortages, experts share potential solutions

2024-03-19T14:05:44-04:00March 19th, 2024|Categories: Local News Items, In The News, Mississippi|

In the long term, nursing homes may need to explore entirely new models of care, Brown assistant professor Elizabeth White added, pointing to the Green House model, which establishes smaller scale facilities and emphasizes self-sufficiency and community, as an example. “There’s work around really innovative solutions out there."

Inside Successfully Obtaining Loans for Nursing Home Projects Amid Harsh Financing Environment

2024-03-12T12:18:28-04:00March 12th, 2024|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"Knowing how community ties can help providers obtain capital, and what type of loan is most industry-friendly can be successful steps towards garnering capital for senior care projects. Taking steps to minimize risk for the lender is another huge factor in attracting capital, according to experienced lenders and those involved in nursing home projects said during a recent webinar hosted by the Green House Project."

Advocates call for ACA-backed demonstration projects in nursing home sector

2024-02-28T09:47:12-05:00February 28th, 2024|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"She calls it the Einstein option, and includes in her standards for innovation commitments to person-directed care, especially training; small home models; alternative payment policies; and development of a stronger direct care workforce. Even a $600 million investment to kick off such catalytic change, she said, would cost just one-tenth of 1% of SNF spending over the next three years."

Nursing Home Reimbursement Pressure ‘Flat Out Profound,’ Necessitating Innovative Models

2024-02-26T10:21:50-05:00February 26th, 2024|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

“Innovative models are going to present themselves in some way to stop this train,” said Dan Hermann, president and CEO of Ziegler, a specialized investment bank. “The dual eligible folks are going to break the back of all the states, so this train is coming, but it’s going to happen organically.”

Long-term care providers clamor for innovation to avert closing shop

2024-02-23T10:19:17-05:00February 23rd, 2024|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

“There is always going to be a portion of people who require maybe a more intensive level of care and also always a proportion of people who would prefer to receive care in a communal setting. How are you setting yourself up to be that provider of choice in a market where maybe there’s less global demand for nursing home beds, but people want privacy, people want to really know their caregivers?”

A Place for Dignity in Eldercare?

2024-02-22T16:29:31-05:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"The evidence so far is that the staff is significantly more engaged with residents, avoidable hospitalizations and readmission rates are lower, and family satisfaction is higher. Perhaps most surprising to those who focus on costs, both interventions saw operating margins and market position tick up."

Minnesota ponders adding Green House homes to benefit growing aging population

2024-02-15T10:18:17-05:00February 15th, 2024|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"We have seen significant positive outcomes with this model of care, and I really think it is the empowered staff and the meaningful life focus that we have at the Green House home that contributes to keeping our staff, having our staff engaged, and really having them feel like they are the key in that relationship."

Green House providers finally finding traction with state governments

2023-12-11T09:17:11-05:00December 11th, 2023|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"Providers pursuing Green House projects and prioritizing steps to enhance care quality such as private rooms have won significant victories on Medicaid reimbursement funding in Ohio. The state’s budget has added significant funding for skilled nursing facilities beginning in 2024, including incentives for providing quality care that are still unusual from state governments."

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