To coincide with President Obama's State of the Union address slated for next week, The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) have launched an informational series to draw attention to the nation's increasing long-term care needs. The series, entitled "State of Long Term and Post-Acute Care," addresses trends in the long-term care industry, focusing on a different aspect each day from January 18th through January 25th.
The first topic, "The State of Quality," reports that quality among nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers is undergoing a strong upward trend. Data collected from independent surveys indicates that resident and family satisfaction is also on the rise. There are also increasing numbers of patients who return home following a short-term stay, indicating that the long-term care industry shows an increased capacity for providing post-acute and rehabilitative care.
On January 19th, "The State of Post-Acute Care" was released, discusses short-term rehabilitation in more depth, noting that this type of care continues to evolve and the industry is seeing an increase in the number of short-term stays in skilled nursing facilities. Today, January 20th, "The State of the Long-Term Care Workforce" will be addressed, and the remaining topics are scheduled as follows:
- January 21st: "The State of Assisted Living"
- January 24th: "The State of Reimbursement"
- January 25th: "The State of Long Term and Post-Acute Care"
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