Do you remember playing follow the leader as a kid? You just followed the person in front of you and did exactly the same thing. And you did your best. Compliance today is a bit like playing follow the leader.
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"Let's make the veiller!" This popular Cajun phrase means, "Let's spend the evening talking with friends." And that's exactly what we did at the 2015 American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination Annual Conference in New Orleans earlier this month.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released its annual series of Medicare payment-related proposed rules for long-term care post-acute settings, which includes skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals last month.
Defined by the Office of Inspector General as "harm resulting from medical care," adverse events are imperative for skilled nursing facilities to avoid. This can be achieved by implementing a "Just Culture."
There are numerous resources available on the Internet to help you choose the right nursing home for an ailing parent or loved one.
New ideas often come from old concepts. Remember the federal regulation addressing Quality of Care? Let's look at that again and see how that can be used to address resident-centered care.
The main barrier we all face is how we communicate with and educate our population, which means providing good information to both providers and consumers.
Among a variety of key responsibilities, LTC pharmacies are accountable for compliance with increasingly complex medication and care management regimes.
Transactions within the senior care industry are at an all-time high. There are many different buyer profiles looking to invest and each one has a different method for measuring ROI.
Two CMS tags —F-Tag 329, which addresses unnecessarily using antipsychotic drugs, and F-Tag 309, which addresses taking steps to reduce antipsychotic drug use — are used by nursing home surveyors to identify specific federal nursing home regulations in order to evaluate whether a nursing home is meeting quality of care, quality of life, safety, among other standards.
Guest columns are written by long-term care industry experts, ranging from academics and thought leaders to administrators and CEOs.