Every country’s nursing homes face some sort of government regulation. In the US, this method has created tension between providers in regulators.

Recently, the Commonwealth Fund released an issue brief in which Robyn I. Stone, Dr.P.H., and colleagues at the Future of Aging Services “call for a new model of nursing home regulation that strikes a balance between the current regulatory process—which will still be needed to weed out substandard facilities—and a partnership model aimed at promoting high performance.”

As members work to improve the quality of their care and services, it is important to remember the role that a partnership with government can play in this. To read the rest of Dr. Stone’s brief, click here.