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In this issue: The new CMS Mega Rule, musical memory therapy, infection preventionists, wander management and more.
How can administrators support activity programming and make their activities directors the best they can be? An Arizona assisted living owner/operator explains the value of encouraging new ideas.
A memory care aide has been fired and charged with assault and disorderly conduct for slapping a resident who wandered out of bed during the night.
The Queens, N.Y.-based Grand Healthcare System was cited for improper documentation of work hours, among other things.
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.
Statistics show engaged employees mean lower turnover and higher retention. That’s good for staff morale, residents and the bottom line.
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.
The two organizations are hoping to set national standards for administrators-in-training and their preceptors.
Online education may be a popular method, but in some situations, nothing can replace face-to-face learning.
A veteran RN/MDS Coordinator discusses what skills and assessments are most important when hiring a new employee in the crucial role of overseeing the facility's Minimum Data Set documentation.
The two companies will combine efforts to expand online training for caregivers of older adults, both in a community and at home.
New approaches to staffing and scheduling can improve safety, raise quality and encourage employees to work better together.
A resident death at a five-star facility shows that accidents can happen anywhere—and serves as a reminder to shore up documentation and diligence during shift changes.