Telehealth Advances Provide Innovative Solutions to Complex Resident, Facility Needs

June 1, 2019
Caring for the Ages

The pressure has been mounting for skilled nursing facilities to prevent avoidable hospitalizations, and a statistic from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) explains why. According to CMS, among Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in long-term care facilities, 45% of hospital admissions could have been avoided. And these hospitalizations, in addition to increasing expenditures for CMS and SNFs, can have dire consequences for residents.