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A small team of workers responds best in emergencies, expert says

A small team of workers responds best in emergencies, expert says

Long-term care providers should consider a "flat" crisis management approach that relies on a core group of staff members, experts advised Wednesday at the LeadingAge annual conference.

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Nursing homes have better pain and catheter management if leaders have more credentials, study finds

Nursing homes led by administrators and directors of nursing with higher levels of education and certification have better outcomes on some key quality measures, according to recently published findings.

Court green-lights charges that a healthcare network underused observation stays

A whistleblower can continue to pursue charges that a Nevada healthcare network routinely admitted people as hospital inpatients when they should have been placed in observation status, a federal appeals court recently ruled.

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ManorCare facility reaches $41,000 settlement over excluded nursing assistant ... Gait linked to Parkinson's-related dementia ... Automated tracking helps mandatory healthcare worker flu vaccination

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The tie between revenue and risk managment

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Intern gains life lessons on retirement living and memory support

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