Nurses at a Syracuse long-term care facility saved a resident's life using cardiopulmonary resuscitation, even though the woman had a valid do-not-resuscitate order and was wearing a special bracelet to identify DNR patients.
It so happened that in the drive-thru at Panda Express recently, I had an epiphany. Let me explain.
A Virginia nursing home faces a $1.45 million verdict in a negligence suit involving a former resident who sustained severe burns.
An audio conference will take place Tuesday morning in an effort to help long-term care providers create more efficient interdisciplinary approaches with their dining regimens. Under new QI Survey points of emphasis, providers could leave themselves vulnerable to citations in an array of areas, experts point out. Registration is online only and must be completed by Monday. Attendees (ideally anyone from CEO level down through nursing and dietary staff) will learn nuances of what the QIS expects and how it will critically observe kitchen-to-dining routines. CE credit will be available from this LeadingAge affiliated event.
A new law in Wisconsin gives nursing homes more time to pay penalties for citations and prevents facilities from getting multiple citations for the same violation.
U.S. not-for-profit nursing homes, on average, deliver higher quality care than for-profit nursing homes, an analysis of observational studies suggests.
Nursing homes have a difficult enough time contending with the survey and certification system. Now that the Five-Star Quality Rating System has begun, they have to work even harder to protect themselves against the faulty survey process.