Among the current trends in nursing homes where I work are the following. First, in connection with Covid-19, there is an increase in the financial burden on nursing homes. Compliance with the WHO requirement prompted the reorganization of the premises where patients were located. Instead of shared rooms where several residents lived, now separate rooms are offered. Accordingly, for such a reorganization and the further operation of the renovated nursing homes, more workers are required, which increases the costs of the organization. Second, nursing homes have begun to provide improved patient care. Services that were previously considered the exclusive domain of hospitals are now being provided to nursing home visitors.
Many clients in nursing homes have complex needs, which means that more money is needed for their care. To reduce the cost of treatment, expenses should be predicted in advance. Among the methods that can influence the cost of treating patients with complex needs is risk-adjusted modeling. Research results show that this method may improve management programs’ interface with patients (Loeb et al., 2016). In nursing homes, the most outstanding care for the sick is provided with attention to their needs. Thus, placing a patient in a nursing home can reduce the cost of using emergency services for patients with complex and high-frequency needs.
According to a federal guideline, hospitals must list the costs of at least some of their programs in easy-to-understand terms. The same rule applies to nursing homes where I work. In my organization, there is no hiding information about the cost of the services provided. Employees can familiarize themselves with the data of interest using the website or documents located in the organization.
Loeb, D. F., Bayliss, E. A., Candrian, C., deGruy, F. V., & Binswanger, I. A. (2016). Primary care providers’ experiences caring for complex patients in primary care: A qualitative study. BMC family practice, 17, 34. Web.