PPE shortage reported by one-fifth of nation’s nursing homes
Jun 11, 2020
A slow and incomplete federal response is largely to blame, investigators claim.
Feds struggle to provide COVID-19 tally for nursing homes: report
May 09, 2020
Weeks after CMS announced it would begin tracking outbreaks and deaths in the nation’s eldercare facilities, there are no solid numbers available, say investigators.
Most senior living facilities short on coronavirus-fighting supplies, survey finds
Mar 17, 2020
More than two-thirds of the nation’s senior living facilities report trouble sourcing equipment, particularly N95 respirators.
Face masks an ‘acceptable’ alternative to respirators during supply shortage: CMS
Mar 13, 2020
Save respirators for procedures likely to generate respiratory droplets and increase the risk of viral exposure, the agency says.
Choosing a medical equipment service provider
Jan 24, 2014
Alarms sound or warning lights go on. You realize that continued use of this equipment will lead to more extensive damage or possible breakdown and eventual replacement. As the nursing home administrator...
Making sure medical equipment is in compliance
George H. Landauer
Dec 16, 2013
All long-term care and other healthcare facilities should have a proper Medical Equipment Management Program in place. With budgetary issues, staff cutbacks and decreasing reimbursements, many facilities...
NASL leader praises government investigation into medical equipment bidding process
Aug 29, 2013
A government investigation could shed much-needed light on the Medicare competitive bidding process for durable medical equipment, prosthetics and supplies, according to Cynthia Morton, executive vice...
Honeywell security flaw shows danger of controlling facility systems via the Internet
Feb 15, 2013
Computer security experts recently found a flaw in a widely used Honeywell product, allowing them to take unauthorized control of buildings’ key systems. The findings underscore that caution is essential...