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In this issue: The new CMS Mega Rule, musical memory therapy, infection preventionists, wander management and more.
Delirium in long-term care settings is subtle, deadly and more prevalent than caregivers think, according to new findings.
State investigations on two resident deaths highlight the importance of proper procedures and intervention documentation.
While there's no silver bullet to prevent falls, several strategies can reduce the risks, says a rehabilitation services provider.
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 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released compliance guideline fact sheet for home- and community-based providers who care for people who exhibit wandering or exit-seeking.
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.
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.
Claims are growing in severity and frequency, according to an annual actuarial report.
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
Vendors weigh in on the evolving technology and the issue of balancing resident rights and safety.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears wonders about changing policy so the fire alarm isn’t a signal for residents and visitors to panic.
Is your organization ready for the new Life Safety Codes set to begin next month?