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California considers senior LGBT Bill of Rights

February 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The California State Legislature will consider a bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors living in long-term care from gender-based discrimination. 

Avoiding legal claims in assisted living

February 15, 2017  |  Nancy Reynolds, Esq.
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Assisted living facilities can get in hot water legally if they provide care that exceeds the assisted living level.

Domestic dispute unfolds at nursing home

January 27, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Nursing home staff and law enforcement put training into practice and followed procedures after a man entered the secured facility and threatened violence. 

Therapy billing fraud: When will LTC learn?

January 19, 2017  |  Tom Ealey
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Providers who overbill or fudge their therapy services are on the DOJ’s radar more than ever. So why is there still so much therapy billing fraud?

Two SNF residents died from neglect

January 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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State investigations on two resident deaths highlight the importance of proper procedures and intervention documentation.

Bacteria identified in deadly Calif. holiday meal

December 28, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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the CDC has pinpointed the pathogen responsible for sickening 21 people at a community meal—including three assisted living residents who died.

OSHA issues rule to continue recordkeeping

December 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule upholding the agency’s longstanding position that it’s an employer’s duty to record any injury or illness continues for the full five-year record-retention period.

Compliance and litigation in 2016

December 22, 2016  |  The Long-Term Living editors
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Long-Term Living’s legal expert Alan C. Horowitz, esq, RN, led readers through complex issues in risk management and compliance this year, including new mandates from CMS and new documentation regs.

Safety shines in 2016

December 20, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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OSHA rules, Life Safety Code compliance and anti-retaliation, oh my! 2016 was a busy year for new regs and documentation changes. Check out our top five safety stories of the year.

SNF liability rates could rise in 2017

December 16, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Claims are growing in severity and frequency, according to an annual actuarial report.

Four ways to reduce employee injuries

December 16, 2016  |  Marty Butler
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By Marty Butler, Senior Vice President, Practice Leader, Assurance

Read how one assisted living community used a four-step risk management approach to lower its workers’ compensation costs

 

LTC industry: Get back to basics ahead of Trump Adminstration

December 12, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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There may be regulatory changes ahead for the long-term care industry under a Trump Administration and Republican-led Congress, but Cynthia Morton says the best thing long-term care facilities can do is to keep doing what they've always done: take care of...

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