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

Print Issue: October 01, 2014

Carol J. Scott, Field Operations Manager, Advancing Excellence

Profile: Dedicated to excellence

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Of Carol Scott’s many accomplishments, there is one that is a particular highlight: enabling nursing home residents on ventilators in her home state of Missouri to receive treatment.

IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan

State News for October 2014

ILLINOIS — Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has signed a new law making it easier for people to lodge complaints against nursing homes.

...They all screamed for ice cream

…They all screamed for ice cream

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Halloween candy might be on most people’s minds as they turn the calendar to October. But it’ll be hard for residents at one Missouri nursing home to top the sweet treat they had in the dog days of summer.

Study gives bathing gloves thumbs-up

Nursing homes could save money and improve resident skin care by using disposable wash gloves rather than giving traditional soap-and-water bed baths, according to recently published research.

Providers must facilitate constant communication among patients, family and themselves.

A very tangled web

Medication management is as much art as science in a patient’s final days, and that can present multifaceted caregiving challenges for hospice providers

ITUpdate for October 2014

» The personal information of roughly 4.5 million patients was compromised during a series of cyber-attacks against hospital group Community Health Systems, the organization reported Aug. 18. The attacks are believed to have occurred in April and June. Stolen information includes names, addresses and Social Security numbers; no credit card or medical data was lost, officials said. CHS officials said they were working with authorities, and have plans to offer identity theft protection services to victims.

Many lenders warn against providers adding different populations.

Spreading too thin?

Lenders encourage facility operators to think twice before pursing alternative models of care; ‘jack-of-all-trades’ a challenging label to embrace

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