Risk Management

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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Florida Argentum: Preparatation checklist and resources

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

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

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 Hurricane Harvey.

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5 must-haves for emergency preparedness planning

New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected. 

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A live feed of nursing home life

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. 

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