A recent analysis found a 14% increase in the number of patients being discharged home from skilled nursing facilities. It’s worth noting that this only equates to around one person per month transitioning to the home. Most often, these were patients who had stayed at the nursing home for at least 100 days.
The article below encourages SNFs to better communicate with home health providers when transitioning services. Readmission rates could be affected if the transition isn’t scheduled within 48 hours of discharge. The patients planning to go home may bounce back to the hospital.
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