Certification

Judge rules that contract fee for 'free' nursing home bed rights is valid

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A federal judge has ruled that the transfer of dozens of nursing home beds among nursing home operators must go through as originally planned, despite the would-be buyer's claim the contract was invalid.

PointClickCare employees earn CEAL designation

A dozen employees at PointClickCare have earned the Certification for Assisted Living Administrators (CEAL) designation. CEAL is a national certification program designed to enhance the capabilities of assisted living administrators.

Government proposes long-term care EHR certification criteria, seeks provider comments

Government proposes long-term care EHR certification criteria, seeks provider comments

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Long-term care providers might soon be able to look for the government's seal of approval when shopping for electronic health records systems, if newly proposed certification criteria take effect.

Don't get burned! Regulatory updates you need to know

Don't get burned! Regulatory updates you need to know

As leaders in post-acute care, we need to stay abreast of the regulatory changes and its impact on our operations. In healthcare the one thing that remains consistent is change! Effective December 1, 2012, there are a series of Survey and Certification Memorandums from CMS that affect clinical provision of care as well as survey process changes.

Survey and certification: Level that playing field!

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As you engage in quality improvement efforts, put together data-driven marketing materials, complete a HUD refinance application, or talk with families and other community members take care to make sure you're using an appropriate comparative benchmark.

New certification program targets laundered items

The Textile Rental Services Association of America recently began a "hygienically clean certification program." The certification process verifies that cleaned textiles meet hygiene standards appropriate for any type of business that uses garments, linens, towels, floor mats, mops or other professionally laundered items. "Managers in many types of workplaces are becoming more conscientious about the sanitation of their processes. They want to be more confident that they are taking every step possible to prevent human illness in their facilities and their customers'. TRSA's Hygienically Clean certifications help achieve this objective by ensuring textile products laundered for businesses meet key disinfection criteria," said Joseph Ricci, the organization's president and CEO.

Lawmakers want all direct caregivers to be licensed

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Iowa lawmakers are considering legislation that would require direct care workers in nursing homes to be licensed and meet training standards.

Association rolling dice with 'new' approach for nurses: earning certification at the show

The American Association for Long Term Care Nursing is testing a "new" approach at its annual conference next Thursday and Friday in Las Vegas. Nurses will be able to attend a traditional conference and exhibition AND fulfill requirements for certification at the same time. Certification requirements can be fulfilled for Director of Nursing in Long Term Care, Long Term Care Staff Development Specialist, and Long Term Care Safety Specialist.