The Senior Care Policy Briefing covers important long-term care issues by highlighting policy updates, news reports, and academic research. In this edition…

  • Nursing home industry claims low profit margins and potential closures due to minimum staffing standards.
  • Average total nurse staff hours per resident day falls below the necessary amount to ensure basic resident care needs are met.
  • Improved awareness and prevention programs can lead to a reduction in falls, emphasizing the importance of sufficient staffing.
  • GAO urges Medicaid overseers to improve efforts to recoup overpayments by addressing lenient oversight of state auditing programs.

Read the full Senior Care Policy Briefing in the PDF below or download here.

July 30, 2023.

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