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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.

ECRI launches remote patient monitoring consulting service

March 7, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The new service can help providers with everything from determining which patients will benefit most from monitoring to choosing the best technology tools.

Guarded purse strings

March 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages her money with a close eye to keep track of her own spending and to make sure someone isn’t spending her money. 

Caregiver fired for behavior toward resident with dementia

March 2, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A nursing home employee was fired and faces criminal charges for a sexually provocative dance directed at a resident with dementia.

Senior living community kitchen closed following health inspection

February 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Florida state food safety inspectors shut down a Brookdale facility’s kitchen after finding roaches, flies and improper food storage techniques. 

California considers senior LGBT Bill of Rights

February 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The California State Legislature will consider a bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors living in long-term care from gender-based discrimination. 


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