Genworth in its 2014 Cost of Care Survey reported that the cost of adult
day care centers didn’t increase from last year, but has shown a 3.4%
five-year annual growth, with the national median daily rate at $65 in
2014. The report does show that adult day services are a cost effective
option for caregivers and older adults to choose.
In 2011, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care. Last week, CMS announced that it had met its initial goal of a 15% reduction. The agency reported the prevalence use rate (in long-stay residents) went from 23.8% to 20.2% over the past 18 months. Our Dr. Cheryl Phillips explores.
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is now accepting voluntary data submissions for the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database, a central repository for survey data from nursing homes that have administered the AHRQ nursing home survey instrument. One of the purposes of the database is to produce comparative results to help nursing homes identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in their patient safety culture. Comparative results are reported in the aggregate and do not include any information identifying participating nursing homes. Data submission is open until April 21, 2014.