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Brookdale tackles advance care planning

July 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The senior living provider and Iris Plans have partnered to offer residents end-of-life care planning services. 

Balancing resident safety with quality of life

June 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Four senior living executives weigh in on the threat of litigation and demands of helicopter children while providing a meaningful life for residents. 

CMS backpedals on arbitration restrictions

June 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reconsidering its previous ban on pre-dispute agreements as binding arbitration.

Elderly resident faces arson, aggravated assault charges

June 1, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A 76-year-old resident faces charges over a fire in his bedroom at a Georgia personal care home.

The values and risks of employee satisfaction surveys

May 19, 2017  |  Joanne Madden

Employee satisfaction surveys can be a helpful retention tool, but they also can raise red flags with employment law attorneys.

When a picture costs $1M

May 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A Texas nursing home is being sued for negligence after a CNA captured footage of a sleeping resident rubbing feces on her face. 

CMS Final Rule: Compliance and ethics programs

May 11, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

SNF compliance and ethics programs aren’t optional anymore, and in some cases, may require additional staff roles. Are your programs survey-ready?

Provider charged with $31k fine for failing to have third-party HIPAA agreement

April 30, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Do you have a signed agreement with all third-party business associates for HIPAA protection? If not, it could cost you thousands.

Pa. to provide training, support for family caregivers

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New legislation will help family members who care for senior loved ones at home following hospital discharge. 

Rehab center sued for failure to report sex abuse

April 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A former nursing assistant is in all kinds of trouble over sexual abuse and harassment, and the provider that hired him is feeling the pain, too.

Top 10 patient safety concerns for 2017: ECRI Institute

March 16, 2017  |  ECRI Institute

Electronic Health Record information management tops the list of this year's key patient safety issues across all healthcare sectors, but assisted living and skilled nursing facilities are directly involved in three other items on the list.

CMS' new emergency preparedness rules

March 15, 2017  |  Stan Szpytek

The clock is ticking on compliance with the new CMS emergency preparedness requirements. Safety expert Stan Szpytek breaks down the new regs and explains why your current assessments and training probably aren't going to be enough.


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