LTSS Center @ UMass Releases Nursing Homes Report
In spring 2020 the Jewish Healthcare Foundation engaged researchers at the LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston to complete a study documenting the critical role that nursing homes play in the care of older and vulnerable adults in Pennsylvania. The UMass Boston team was led by Professors Edward Alan Miller, PhD, MPA and Marc A. Cohen, PhD, and included doctoral students, Elizabeth Simpson, MPH, and Molly Wylie, MS.
The research team put together a comprehensive longitudinal database and analyzed trends that have been affecting both the demand for and supply of nursing home care, including changes in Medicaid reimbursement. The team highlighted issues related to changes in the profile of users, workforce, quality of care, and payments, all of which will affect the utilization and financial viability of nursing homes in the state. The report, entitled "The Case for Funding: What Is Happening to Pennsylvania's Nursing Homes?" is available here, as well as infographics to accompany the report available here.