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Disaster plans: perfect on paper

September 19, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters.

How Holiday Retirement is bracing for Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An executive at the senior living provider shares what they’ve learned about emergency preparedness and what they’re doing before Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida.

Florida Argentum: Preparatation checklist and resources

September 8, 2017  |  Florida Argentum
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Florida's Argentum chapter urges senior living providers to take Hurricane Irma seriously and offers resources to help them prepare.

CMS waives provider screening, DME requirements for TX and LA hurricane victims

September 7, 2017  |  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is temporarily waiving its usual requirements for acquiring or replacing medical equipment or prosthetics and is easing provider screening rules for Texas and Louisiana providers and suppliers impacted by...

5 must-haves for emergency preparedness planning

September 6, 2017  |  Martie Moore
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New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected. 

A live feed of nursing home life

September 5, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Social media is a popular method of communication, but what happens when staff and residents use it to share about long term care? Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her observations and opinions. 

Assisted living residents rescued by power of social media

August 28, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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When the image of elderly residents trapped in waist-deep flood water made its rounds on Twitter, many people initially thought it was fake.

Texas nursing homes brace for Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Senior living communities in the path of the storm are implementing their emergency preparedness plans and moving residents ahead of the landfall, expected late Friday night.

LTCG to acquire LifePlans

August 22, 2017  |  newswire
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The deal will combine LTCG’s long-term care business processing with LifePlan’s risk management tools, including cognitive acuity screening.

Advance directive struggle for Alzheimer's resident

August 21, 2017  |  JoNel Aleccia, KHN
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A resident's advance directive has turned into a legal battle with family members who say the assisted living provider shouldn't be helping her eat.

When domestic violence comes to work

August 21, 2017  |  Steve Wilder
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Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep.

When domestic violence doesn’t stay at home

August 18, 2017  |  Steve Wilder
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Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep.

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