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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Twelve nursing home deaths after Hurricane Irma ruled homicides.
Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency.
More physicians are warming to the idea of video-recorded advance care wishes. Does your facility offer this ability to residents?
The agency has issued a temporary moratorium on the enforcement of eight specific Phase 2 F-Tags, although the new survey process begins this week as scheduled.
Deck the halls, but be safe about it. National fire and life safety expert Stan Szpytek shares tips on reducing fire risk during the holidays.
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.
A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer.
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.
An assisted living facility is investigating after employees shared videos on social media that made fun of residents.
SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.
The healthcare documentation company now offers compliance and data forms in electronic format for easy exchange.
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.