Facilities are mandated to have either a full time RD (Registered Dietitian) certified by the commission (or licensed by the state), or employ a certified dietary manager with a consulting dietitian.
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Expected to meet the highest level of hygiene and sanitation, long-term care facilities are held to strict standards during their annual survey. As you prepare, it's important not to overlook pest management.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' testing of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative has been largely successful.
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If the oral health of your LTC clients is reflective of national trends, they are probably facing challenges that can be causing daily pain, discomfort, difficulty eating or be lending themselves to systemic diseases such as aspiration pneumonia and diabetes—both major concerns for LTC clients.
As a geriatric pharmacist, helping keep patients safe, improving the quality of their care and reducing the risk of hospitalizations has been my professional motivation for almost 27 years.
Many skilled nursing and long-term care providers face uncertainty stemming from the heated debates over repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the fate of the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
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