$30 million judgment hits nursing home that failed to document, reposition rehab patient
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 26, 2023
The lack of instructions on repositioning an elderly man who spent two weeks in a nursing home for rehabilitation after a fall contributed to his death, and a $30 million judgment against the facility...
Don’t gamble on cultural competence
Oct 27, 2022
Culture, it’s a sensitive topic, best not to gamble on this one. Furthermore, culture, cultural awareness, and cultural competence are collectively listed a total of 125 times in the 861 pages of the...
‘Pain champions’ in nursing homes spur better adoption of guidelines: study
Mar 30, 2021
Nursing home care providers were able to more smoothly adopt evidence-based pain management guidelines when they had the support of specially trained registered nurses, a study in Sweden has found.
AMDA endorses a national medical order to honor frail residents’ wishes
Jul 06, 2020
A nationally recognizable POLST form would give seriously ill or frail seniors the ability to communicate treatment preferences across care settings, the organization says.
Therapy plans shouldn’t be written in stone
Apr 12, 2018
What is your preferred writing tool? Pen? Pencil? Do you take notes in color? Use highlighters? I’m sure I’m not the only one judging you by this.
Happy Birthday, Donald Duck! Your care plan is ready
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Jun 13, 2017
Donald Duck officially turned 83 years old on Friday, having been “born” in 1934. I have to wonder: If he were in a long-term care facility today, what would his person-centered care plan look...
Wolters Kluwer Health adds resident care planning help
Dec 16, 2014
Wolters Kluwer Health is adding components to the Lippencott Advisor in the long-term care setting, which will help nurses and clinicians develop better resident care plans, the company said.
New exchange technologies promise safer transitions to long-term care facilities
May 29, 2014
Long-term care facilities strive to provide each patient personalized care. Comprehensive care plans, honoring patient preferences and tailoring services to patients are critical aspects to achieving the...
Ensuring nursing home quality is a top challenge for HHS in 2014, inspector general says
Dec 18, 2013
Promoting quality care in long-term care settings is one of the top management challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services in the next year, according to a report from the agency’s...
CenterLight Health System expands home health
Dec 18, 2013
CenterLight Health System, a New York-based long-term care provider, has launched CenterLight Certified Home Health Agency to provide short-term care to individuals who need skilled health services at...