Long-term acute care facilities versus skilled nursing facilities

According to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine, it found skilled nursing facilities are less costly for Medicare than long-term care (LTAC) facilities but they can be missed as option for seniors recovering from hospitalization. The study used 65,525 hospitalized older adults transferred to an LTAC or SNF, 3,093 were transferred to an LTAC, which cares for patients who are stable but require ongoing intensive care. Read article here…

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