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AARP Foundation sues to stop nursing home evictions

November 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The organization is taking up its first court case on behalf of a woman with Alzheimer’s who was discharged from her nursing home without warning.

Deer crashes into nursing home

November 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer.

Ready for anything

November 16, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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As the new CMS emergency planning regulations go into effect this month, a crisis-filled 2017 has already given many states multiple reasons to be ready for anything.

Three employees fired for videotaping residents

November 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An assisted living facility is investigating after employees shared videos on social media that made fun of residents.

Another involuntary discharge

November 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.

Briggs partners with Kno2, BlueStrata for e-forms

October 24, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The healthcare documentation company now offers compliance and data forms in electronic format for easy exchange.

Florida AL chain under investigation for charging residents a hurricane fee

October 24, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The state’s long-term care ombudsman office is investigating claims that the provider charged its Florida residents a special surcharge because of the storm.

Immediate jeopardy: True or false?

October 17, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
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An immediate jeopardy deficiency can cost providers dearly in finances and reputation. But what if it’s not true? Legal expert Alan C. Horowitz discusses a recent case where the provider challenged CMS over nearly $1 million in fines—and won.

NV nurse charged with refusing to help resident after a fall

October 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Co-workers at the assisted living community said they were ordered to let a memory care resident fall out of her wheelchair so the fall could be used as an excuse to remove the resident from the unit, according to police.

TheWorxHub adds security management application

October 5, 2017  |  newswire
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The mobile application can be used on any device and integrates data reporting within TheWorxHub’s operations management system.

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.

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