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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency.
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.
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.
A focus on improving care transitions to prevent readmissions and complications in general often overlooks specific patient population needs for the obese.
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.
The Senate Aging Committee will review disaster planning following Hurricanes Harvey and 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.
New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected.
The deal will combine LTCG’s long-term care business processing with LifePlan’s risk management tools, including cognitive acuity screening.
Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep.