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Veteran Skilled Nursing Facilities

If you have served in the military please check with your case manager or social worker because you may be eligible for veterans administration (VA) insurance. Read more →

Written By
Charles Liao, M.D.

My friend's experience placing a loved one in a nursing home

Michael’s grandma is age 92 living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She enjoys taking an occasional walk in a nearby park for some fresh air and the sun. During one of her walks, she accidentally fell on her back and was left immobile. Read more →

Written By
Alex Leung

What It's Like to Call a Skilled Nursing Facility

Recently I helped call skilled nursing facilities (SNF) on behalf of a family friend who had just had a hip replacement. The process of selecting a SNF was ... Read more →

Written By
Charles Liao, M.D.

Alzheimer’s & Caregiver Intervention Programs

According to a recent Alzheimer’s Association report, about 1 in 9 people ages 65+ and 1 in 3 people ages 85+ in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s disease... Read more →

Written By
Alex Leung

Getting Data about Skilled Nursing Facilities

Finding basic information about Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) is surprisingly difficult. Company websites are typically sparse on content and hard to navigate... Read more →

Written By
Cyrus Stoller

Tips for Understanding Different Types of Post-Acute Care Facilities

For those of you who have needed to look into continued care after being hospitalized you may have been bombarded with acronyms commonly used to describe post-acute care settings such as SNF, LTAC, and IRF etc... Read more →

Written By
Charles Liao, M.D.

Engaged Use of Telemedicine Reduces Hospitalization of Nursing Home Residents

According to a nursing home resident research, the lack of physician coverage during off hours (such as weeknights and weekends) might be one of the causes for unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Read more →

Written By
Alex Leung

Skilled Nursing Facility Pricing Lacks Standard

Medicare pays for our short-term skilled nursing facility (SNF) stays, but why does my friend get a private room when I can only have a semi-private room? Read more →

Written By
Alex Leung