New protocol for long-term care pharmacies will bolster quality, accreditor says


The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has released new standards for long-term care pharmacies. The standards are based on regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention and other "pertinent organizations and authorities," ACHC announced July 17.

Voluntary accreditation improves nursing home culture of safety, study finds


Nursing homes that are voluntarily accredited by The Joint Commission say they have a more robust culture of resident safety than non-accredited facilities, new study results disseminated by the group suggests.