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Two SNF residents died from neglect

January 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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

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

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

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

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

Claims are growing in severity and frequency, according to an annual actuarial report.

Four ways to reduce employee injuries

December 16, 2016  |  Marty Butler

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

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...

Employee drug testing under the new OSHA rules

December 7, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has new rules about discrimination and retaliation, and your organization's employee drug-testing policies may need to be revised to stay in compliance.

Nursing home faces $100,000 fine for heroin overdose

November 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

State and federal health officials seek fines for more than $100,000 at a Chicago nursing home after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the facility. 

Federal judge blocks CMS ban on arbitration

November 7, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A federal judge has issued a temporary halt on CMS’ final rule ordering LTC facilities to remove all arbitration agreements from their admissions materials.

Six keys to an effective infection preventionist

November 2, 2016  |  Amy Stewart, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT

Set your infection preventionist up for success by understanding the role and responsiblities beyond what's mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 


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