CMS: End to pandemic waivers helps nursing homes ‘redirect efforts’ to meet residents’ needs
Apr 08, 2022
A sweeping phase-out of early COVID-19 pandemic allowances, such as the nurse aide certification waiver, addresses concerns about SNF residents’ physical, mental and psychosocial well-being, the agency...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, June 1
Jun 01, 2021
‘Healthy Senior Living’ certification launched by American Heart Association … Long-term care residents, staff eligible in CVS sweepstakes that encourages vaccination … Cold and flu poised for...
The overdue digital revolution in post-acute workforce management
Mar 25, 2021
Workforce shortages are well understood challenges of the healthcare industry. However, the skilled nursing industry has always been hit the hardest. This market is characterized by tight margins and facilities...
LTC dementia-care certification launched by Alzheimer’s Association
Mar 25, 2021
The Person-Centered Dementia Care Training Program with essentiALZ Exam is a three-hour, self-paced curriculum based on person-centered practice guidance, the organization announced Wednesday.
Judge rules that contract fee for ‘free’ nursing home bed rights is valid
Mar 09, 2015
A federal judge has ruled that the transfer of dozens of nursing home beds among nursing home operators must go through as originally planned, despite the would-be buyer’s claim the contract was...
PointClickCare employees earn CEAL designation
Jan 27, 2015
A dozen employees at PointClickCare have earned the Certification for Assisted Living Administrators (CEAL) designation. CEAL is a national certification program designed to enhance the capabilities of...
Government proposes long-term care EHR certification criteria, seeks provider comments
May 16, 2014
Long-term care providers might soon be able to look for the government’s seal of approval when shopping for electronic health records systems, if newly proposed certification criteria take effect.
Don’t get burned! Regulatory updates you need to know
Lisa Thomson, LNHA
Jan 02, 2013
As leaders in post-acute care, we need to stay abreast of the regulatory changes and its impact on our operations. In healthcare the one thing that remains consistent is change! Effective December 1, 2012,...
Survey and certification: Level that playing field!
Dec 11, 2012
As you engage in quality improvement efforts, put together data-driven marketing materials, complete a HUD refinance application, or talk with families and other community members take care to make sure...
New certification program targets laundered items
Apr 11, 2012
The Textile Rental Services Association of America recently began a “hygienically clean certification program.” The certification process verifies that cleaned textiles meet hygiene standards...