Risk Management

Ready for anything

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.

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Three employees fired for videotaping residents

An assisted living facility is investigating after employees shared videos on social media that made fun of residents.

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Another involuntary discharge

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

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Briggs partners with Kno2, BlueStrata for e-forms

The healthcare documentation company now offers compliance and data forms in electronic format for easy exchange.

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Florida AL chain under investigation for charging residents a hurricane fee

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.

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Immediate jeopardy: True or false?

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.

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NV nurse charged with refusing to help resident after a fall

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.

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TheWorxHub adds security management application

The mobile application can be used on any device and integrates data reporting within TheWorxHub’s operations management system.

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Disaster plans: perfect on paper

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.

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How Holiday Retirement is bracing for Hurricane Irma

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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