Advanced Directives

CMS: Nursing homes may not establish blanket no-CPR policies

CMS: Nursing homes may not establish blanket no-CPR policies

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Nursing homes will face survey citations for facility-wide policies that prohibit cardiopulmonary resuscitation for residents, according to a recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services memorandum.

Transitions of Care, Part II: So you know they're eventually gonna have to leave ... right?

Transitions of Care, Part II: So you know they're eventually gonna have to leave ... right?

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OK, I'm not talking about your kids, because we all know they NEVER leave, and if they do, they keep coming back like boomerangs. I'm talking about your residents. Let's face it, one day your resident is going to have to leave the facility. Come on, don't act so surprised.

Nursing homes debate defibrillator requirements

Nursing homes in Pennsylvania are debating whether facilities should be required to install automated external defibrillators, according to local news reports.