Care Plans

Happy Birthday, Donald Duck! Your care plan is ready

Happy Birthday, Donald Duck! Your care plan is ready

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Donald Duck officially turned 83 years old on Friday, having been "born" in 1934. I have to wonder: If he were in a long-term care facility today, what would his person-centered care plan look like?

Wolters Kluwer Health adds resident care planning help

Wolters Kluwer Health is adding components to the Lippencott Advisor in the long-term care setting, which will help nurses and clinicians develop better resident care plans, the company said.

New exchange technologies promise safer transitions to long-term care facilities

New exchange technologies promise safer transitions to long-term care facilities

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Long-term care facilities strive to provide each patient personalized care. Comprehensive care plans, honoring patient preferences and tailoring services to patients are critical aspects to achieving the healthcare goals of patients and their care providers.

Ensuring nursing home quality is a top challenge for HHS in 2014, inspector general says

Ensuring nursing home quality is a top challenge for HHS in 2014, inspector general says

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Promoting quality care in long-term care settings is one of the top management challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services in the next year, according to a report from the agency's Office of the Inspector General.

CenterLight Health System expands home health

CenterLight Health System, a New York-based long-term care provider, has launched CenterLight Certified Home Health Agency to provide short-term care to individuals who need skilled health services at home.

Ask the payment expert ... about quality and reimbursement correlations

Ask the payment expert ... about quality and reimbursement correlations

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How can the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services correlate quality of care and reimbursement? You always need to remember that Medicare is an insurance plan. As such, Medicare has rules, just like your insurance company. Two of those rules are that we must provide care according to an individualized care plan for each resident and that we provide appropriate discharge planning.

Care plans and discharge planning: Steps for success!

Care plans and discharge planning: Steps for success!

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Let's take a look at the facility policies and procedures to determine that they include how the facility will ensure that the care plans are developed using resident individualized assessment information, resident choice and updated to reflect current needs.

Post-stroke care should be 'uniform' across age groups, study finds

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Post-stroke treatments can benefit older people as much as younger ones, according to recently published research from the University of Georgia.

You call these nursing home secrets?

You call these nursing home secrets?

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Reader's Digest magazine recently published an article called "50 Secrets a Nursing Home Won't Tell You." I'm a bit dismayed by the lack of evidence that's actually presented.

ONLINE EXPO UNDERWAY: Technology pioneer demonstrates how animated characters can improve senior care

ONLINE EXPO UNDERWAY: Technology pioneer demonstrates how animated characters can improve senior care

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Encouraging residents to talk to animated agents could improve adherence to medication, reduce the need for restraints and lower rehospitalization rates. That's what Timothy Bickmore, Ph.D., said during his Wednesday webcast on the first day of the seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo.

Many nursing homes are not meeting federal standards for antipsychotic use, OIG review finds

Many nursing homes are not meeting federal standards for antipsychotic use, OIG review finds

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Many nursing facilities are not compliant with federal regulations governing residents who take atypical antipsychotic medications, a federal review released Monday reveals.