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Skilled Nursing News covers the business and operations for Skilled Nursing owners, operators and developers.

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    • 4.9, 20 Ratings

Skilled Nursing News covers the business and operations for Skilled Nursing owners, operators and developers.

    LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan

    LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan

    LeadingAge CEO Katie Smith Sloan has been outspoken in her calls for increased government support for nursing homes and other senior care providers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

    As the case count continues to rise and operators face down a new normal with coronavirus at the center of every decision they make, Sloan has loudly and forcefully argued that the industry needs more funding and assistance.

    Sloan joined SNN's "Rethink" podcast to discuss the feasibility of a federal plan to reopen nursing homes to visitors, as well as the top changes she thinks providers should fight for as lawmakers and advocates start to consider new rules and regulations around nursing homes in a post-COVID world.

    Listen to this episode to learn:
    -- Why reopening nursing homes is "virtually impossible" right now
    -- Why Medicaid-focused relief has been so slow to arrive
    -- What steps leaders and lawmakers should take to prevent future crises
    -- And much more

    • 21 min
    Randy Oostra, President and CEO of ProMedica Health System

    Randy Oostra, President and CEO of ProMedica Health System

    Randy Oostra, the president and CEO of ProMedica Health System, is well situated to see every angle of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic in both the acute and pos-acute fields. The Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica acquired the operations of HCR ManorCare in 2018 – which puts ProMedica in a unique position during a pandemic that is attacking every part of the health care continuum and hitting skilled nursing facilities particularly hard.

    Listen to this episode to learn:
    -Why more hospital beds are not the solution to the current strain on the health care system
    -Some of the ways the COVID-19 pandemic could change health care for the better
    -How ProMedica has worked to give the SNFs the clinical resources they need

    • 26 min
    The Royal Health Group

    The Royal Health Group

    The Royal Health Group in Massachusetts had long-standing plans to change the location of its skilled nursing facility in the town of Falmuth; what they weren't expecting was that a global pandemic would hit as they planned the transition.

    Instead of freezing in place, the operator accelerated the move to give the Cape Cod Healthcare system a location for recovering COVID-19 patients. Royal Health CEO James Mamary and vice president of operations Robyn Sloniecki joined Rethink to talk about how they made the change and worked with the state and the health system – and about what other operators can learn from their experience.

    This episode was recorded on April 17th and reflects the COVID-19 situation at the time.

    Listen to this episode to learn:
    -How Royal Health kept its staff and residents updated during the move
    -How it worked with Massachusetts on fast-tracking its former facility to become a COVID-19 building.
    -What operators should think about as they find COVID-19 cases in their own SNFs

    • 21 min
    Dr. Richard Feifer, Chief Medical Officer of Genesis HealthCare

    Dr. Richard Feifer, Chief Medical Officer of Genesis HealthCare

    As the chief medical officer for skilled nursing giant Genesis HealthCare, Dr. Richard Feifer has a direct view into hundreds of individual nursing homes as they deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

    Dr. Feifer joined "Rethink" to make a direct appeal to leaders about the dire need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and access to COVID-19 testing, two vital weapons against the disease that have been far too hard to come by across the country. He also shared tips gleaned from his work on the front lines, while praising the tireless efforts of staffers on the ground.

    Listen to this episode to learn:
    1. The top lessons Genesis and Feifer have learned throughout the crisis so far
    2. How nursing homes can safely separate COVID-19 cases from those without the disease
    3. Why operators shouldn't fear overreacting when it comes to infection-control protocols
    4. And more!

    • 18 min
    Arif Nazir, Chief Medical Officer of Signature HealthCARE

    Arif Nazir, Chief Medical Officer of Signature HealthCARE

    As both the chief medical officer for Signature HealthCARE and president of AMDA, the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Dr. Arif Nazir has a micro- and macro-level view on how skilled nursing facilities are fighting the novel coronavirus.

    Dr. Nazir sat down with SNN to talk about what he's seeing on the front lines, as well as the viability of some of the sweeping proposals that governments have floated to help beat back the COVID-19 tide.

    Listen to this episode of "Rethink" to learn:
    -- Why the COVID-19 pandemic will permanently change the post-acute and long-term care landscape — potentially for the better
    -- The roles geriatricians, nursing home operators, and other elder care experts need to play in the coronavirus response
    -- How frontline caregivers are weathering the storm
    -- And more!

    • 22 min
    Angie Roberson of American Case Management Association

    Angie Roberson of American Case Management Association

    The novel coronavirus outbreak has put skilled nursing facilities on lockdown and disrupted daily life around the world. But health care needs continue apace, and the junction between SNF and hospital is crucial. Angie Roberson, the president of the American Case Management Association and the director of case management at the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, joins Rethink to talk about the importance of communication in the face of COVID-19 and the steps hospitals are taking as they work with SNFs.

    Listen to this episode to learn:
    -More about how hospitals are looking at the outbreak and what they're hearing from SNFs
    -Why the flu season has lessons for dealing with the new virus
    -What hospitals are assessing as they get patients ready for discharge

    • 24 min

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This is such a great podcast. Great interviews on trends and deals happening in the nursing home business. Great work and can’t wait for more.

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