Several medical experts told a Florida judge this week some residents who died of heat stroke at the Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center could have been saved, if the nursing home had acted sooner and done more.
Medicaid programs are taking pause to ensure their non-emergency medical transportation services are operating properly after one state agency was told to return nearly $400,000 for improper bills.
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Long-term care facilities would have to meet more comprehensive emergency preparedness guidelines if a newly proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is enacted.
There's a wide range of PERS available today. Many such devices include a medical pendant that simply activates a base station that is centrally located in the home.
Philips recently unveiled the Lifeline GoSafe, a system that helps keep seniors in touch with emergency responders in cases of trips and falls.
Jeron Electronic Systems Inc. announced the integration of a network accessible PC Console Display into its Provider 790 nurse call system. The PC Console Display delivers additional activity and status information to any Windows-based computer on the facility's LAN - from emergency nurse call alerts to workflow events, staff locations, and service requests by nursing unit or floor or facility-wide.