A leader from PACE program Summit Eldercare believes there should be at least half the number of nursing homes in the country, in order to adequately provide value-based care. Instead, prospective SNF residents would be better served in community housing options.
This is coupled with a trend Summit Eldercare is seeing among the SNFs it partners with — many are closing shop or not taking more residents due to the staffing shortage.
Around-the-clock home care delivered in community housing saves about $40,000 per person per year compared to a nursing home bed, Dr. Rob Schreiber, Summit ElderCare vice president and medical director, said during Home Health Care News’ FUTURE conference at the end of September.