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Delirium causes confusion for patients, caregivers

January 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Delirium in long-term care settings is subtle, deadly and more prevalent than caregivers think, according to new findings. 

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.

Elder falls prevention

January 4, 2017  |  Tom DiCarlo
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While there's no silver bullet to prevent falls, several strategies can reduce the risks, says a rehabilitation services provider.

Aide fired for slapping resident with dementia

January 3, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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.

CMS offers compliance guidelines to HCBS settings on wandering

December 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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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.

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.

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

 

Wander management systems

November 20, 2016  |  David Raths
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Vendors weigh in on the evolving technology and the issue of balancing resident rights and safety.

Cause for alarm

October 17, 2016  | 
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears wonders about changing policy so the fire alarm isn’t a signal for residents and visitors to panic.

Life Safety Codes start 11/1/16

October 9, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek
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Is your organization ready for the new Life Safety Codes set to begin next month?

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