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