October 18, 2013
Getting a head start on QAPI provides an opportunity for nursing homes to engage workers and enhance resident outcomes and quality of life.
August 26, 2013
Long term care residents with dementia deserve comfort, dignity, safety, functional preservation, and prevention of new illnesses.
May 29, 2013
Prevention tips: When the medical record charts of a nurse, physical therapist, and occupational therapist don’t agree.
April 19, 2013
The recent events in Watertown, Mass., as the hunt for perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing ensued, and the plant explosion in West, Texas, that impacted a nursing home reminds us that providers must be ready for anything and everything.
January 18, 2013
Lean can create a balance between quality and finance by developing the most efficient and effective method of providing value to customers.
August 23, 2012
The Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) initiative will soon be circulated by CMS as proposed rules for nursing homes. Providers are advised to prepare now.
June 20, 2012
The obesity epidemic may be responsible for the new trend in LTC staffing, and it's spurring the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration into action
May 21, 2012
Expenses and litigation can be mitigated with one of the best risk management tools a provider can use: an expression of compassion and a genuine commitment to remedy the problems.
March 20, 2012
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2012 Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan offers providers a helpful overview of Medicare enforcement priorities.
February 16, 2012
A new website is dedicated to patients who have terminal illnesses as a place where they can post their words, both private and public.