3 risks many long-term care providers don’t realize they’re exposed to
Jul 02, 2021
COVID-19 has shown just how precarious the situation in some long-term care facilities can be. During the first few months of the pandemic, many LTC providers were stuck trying to interpret mercurial public...
Unconventional ways to assess risk in nursing homes
Mar 30, 2021
The purpose of a qualified risk management department in healthcare is to assess, monitor, and implement plans and policies in order to decrease their exposure. There are many areas that need to be addressed...
NYC facility halves UTI rate, care costs with ‘practical’ intervention
Mar 15, 2021
Gouverneur Health, a 295-bed skilled nursing facility, brought its average UTI rate to 2.13%, — lower than state and national benchmarks — and reduced its related care costs by 52% from the pre-intervention...
Prediabetes in seniors doesn’t usually predict progression, study finds
Feb 09, 2021
Older adults were more likely to either regain normal glucose regulation or to die during a six-year follow-up than to become diabetic, the researchers report.
Where are we going with long-term care?
Robert L. Kane, M.D.
Mar 27, 2017
Long-term care was never planned. It was never even consistently defined. A generally useful definition is that it is a set of services to assist persons who have lost, or never acquired, basic capabilities...
Inclement weather is here, and so is increased elopement danger
Dec 09, 2014
I was fortunate to be able to spend the past week visiting London, which was a good reminder that perception of weather is partially dependent on where you are from, where you live, and whether you have...
The tie between revenue and risk managment
Tim Goux and Scout Blount
Oct 20, 2014
By providing the best level of care, a provider will help ensure resident satisfaction as well as foster a positive work environment for employees. Poor quality will affect a provider’s revenue stream.
Sanchez joins Pendulum LLC
May 12, 2014
John Sanchez has joined Pendulum LLC as its Vice President Compliance – Risk Management. He begins June 1.
Reducing the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning
Apr 28, 2014
More than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning every year, and fatalities are highest among older adults. Though CO is a threat to every residential facility, long-term care facilities should...