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Nursing homes to have first look at new quality-rating provisions today

OIG changes its mind on referral services discounts

Providers cannot use an online service that involves money for referrals within its network, federal regulars now say, reversing course on an advisory opinion issued three years ago. The edict came from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

Another reason why clinicians shouldn’t underestimate housekeeping staff

Each time I visited a restroom during a routine site visit, I noticed a very pretty toilet-paper flower there. It was made of toilet paper and folded into a flower, including the stem. It was then sitting in an unused toilet paper roll to serve the purpose of the vase. It was such a clever and creative idea, I wanted to know who was behind this craft.

The search for a senior care facility

Choosing a senior care facility for a loved one is a highly stressful and difficult process. Whether the decision is one of immediate need or plans are being made ahead of time, the enormity of the task is daunting

Offering continuing education opportunities through your senior living community

In addition to interacting with seniors daily, social workers represent a highly skilled audience for senior living professionals aiming to drive traffic to their communities. As seniors and their caregivers deal with health issues associated with aging that make it impossible for them to continue to live on their own, discharge planners and social workers offer options.

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