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Don’t let pests postpone your facility’s return to ‘normal’

With vaccination in deployment across U.S. nursing homes, visitation is resuming. But before getting back into normal operating rhythm, it’s important to take proactive steps in keeping insects and other critters out, while inviting family and friends in.   Hopefully, your facility has stayed in contact with your pest control provider throughout the pandemic to develop…

Remote monitoring rule could ultimately drive down healthcare costs

Despite discovering the myriad benefits of remote monitoring over the past year due to the necessity of COVID-19, a December final rule around reimbursement severely disincentivizes providers from using them. While this initially appears foolish and out of touch with the way facilities actually use these solutions, the rule is feeding into global paradigm shifts…

What you should know about disinfectants

In the long-term care sector, we have to address patients who may have been through multiple hospital visits and may have been infected with a wide range of multi-drug resistant organisms. Some of them may arrive still undergoing treatment for infection’ some may not become symptomatic until they have been residents for several days. In some…

Securing a PPP loan: What skilled nursing owners and operators need to know

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges to skilled nursing home owners and operators, one being the ability to compensate and retain their employees. The good news is the Paycheck Protection Program deadline has been extended to May 31, and there is still an abundance of funds available to this group. According to FederalPay.org, over…

Addressing the top residence safety risks of 2021

The coronavirus drastically altered the delivery of healthcare over the past year, especially for resident care facilities. These organizations were faced with the challenge of managing ongoing care while needing to adjust procedures and processes to fit their communities’ needs, including lower than usual nurse-resident ratios, which ultimately increased residents’ risks.  Resident and risk management…

Reduce risks and improve safety with automated workforce management

In the evolving, complicated era of COVID-19, long-term healthcare facilities must adjust to ever-changing needs to reduce risks and improve compliance for both residents and employees. While the pandemic forced some to adapt to virtual working environments, many in healthcare simply have not had that option. But there are ways facilities can continue operating while…

Staff empowerment is the cornerstone of person-centered care

In senior living communities across the country, COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted as vaccination rates among residents, family members and staff continue to increase. It isn’t surprising that many of us are feeling tremendous relief and excitement for a brighter future as we emerge from the pandemic. As we begin this period of reopening, though,…

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