August 01, 2014 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: August 01, 2014

Kansas Health Care Association Executive Director Cindy Luxem

State News for August 2014

KANSAS — The state no longer will publicly release survey results for nursing homes going through the informal dispute resolution process, the Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) recently announced. Long-term care associations and consumer advocacy groups have protested the new system, the Kansas Health Institute News Service reported.

Michael D. Gore, Executive Director, Cabell Health Care Center

Profile: Respecting his elders

Michael D. Gore made great strides professionally this spring, but it also was a season of sadness for the rising long-term care leader. His grandmother died at the age of 87 after spending her last weeks in the Lincoln Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hamlin, WV. Gore was the center’s executive director at the time.

ITUpdate for August 2014

» David R. Hunt, M.D., FACS, the medical director of Health IT Adoption and Patient Safety in the Office of the National Coordinator, urged uniform standards for health IT at the LTPAC HIT Summit in Baltimore. Patient safety is “completely embedded in the concept of a shared vision of interoperability,” he explained. It is “indistinguishable from the delivery of quality healthcare.” However, providers should resist the urge to consider the reduction of errors as being the same as mitigation of harm.

Brain gym offers mental exercise

Brain gym offers mental exercise

Nursing home residents and surrounding community members can break a mental sweat at The Village’s new brain gym offered by the University of Florida’s Health Vitality Mind research program.

Pamela Patterson, CCRN, Cantata Adult Life Services and Business Performance Services

I couldn’t live without … AOD Answers

AOD Answers™ has allowed Cantata Adult Life Services and Business Performance Services to have an electronic health record of their residents and to conduct a healthy business, says Pamela Patterson, CCRN, director of informatics and corporate compliance officer.

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