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Oklahoma looks to hire nurses as health care inspectors

May 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Hospitals, surgical centers, nursing homes, home health agencies and other medical providers have to undergo regular inspections if they want to receive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

Recent deaths cause authorities to halt admissions for Miami-Dade assisted living center

April 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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After two recent deaths, Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration has issued an emergency moratorium forbidding any new admissions at the Floridian Gardens Assisted Living Facility in south Miami-Dade County.

Updated fall prevention guidelines recommended

April 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In an effort to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities in the elderly, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued new recommendations to prevent falls and fractures in older adults.

MedPAC looks at post-acute care unified payment system

April 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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At its most recent public meeting, the commission heard a staff report on the basis for uniform outcome measures as part of such a unified payment model for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs), long term care hospitals (LTCHs),...

LTCCC submits long-term care drug abuse report to UN

April 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Inappropriate anti-psychotic drug use in U.S. nursing homes is “widespread” and requires immediate action, a report submitted to the United Nations alleges.

Care coordination, info exchanges among gaps between PAC and LTC

April 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Though performance measures are key for payment reform and sparking quality improvements, PAC and LTC settings have differing standards, leading to fragmentation, the National Quality Form said.

Mismanaged medication can cost over $528 billion annually

April 3, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Researchers believe having doctors work in tandem with pharmacists to ensure medication and dosage are accurate for each patient will reduce the risk of illness and death.

Louisiana bill would allow video monitoring for nursing home rooms

March 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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When she visited her mother in a Louisiana nursing home, Lucie Titus found her with a black eye and severe back pain that the Alzheimer’s patient couldn’t explain.

Florida Gov. signs generator bill into law

March 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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After months of legal wrangling and strong feelings on both sides, the state of Florida has finally enshrined its emergency power rules for skilled nursing facilities into law.

Louisiana legislature attempts to revamp nursing homes

March 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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After yet another year where Louisiana's nursing homes ranked among the worst in the nation, a group of legislators are taking aim at the powerful nursing home industry in an attempt to radically change the way the state takes care of its elderly and...

AHCA/NCAL announce new quality goals

March 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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​Quality improvement continues to gain speed in long term and post-acute care, and providers are working together to identify measurable targets that are appropriate for this care setting.

Backup power requirement rule for Florida nursing homes expected to be signed

March 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Florida’s Legislature has approved a rule requiring backup power sources in the state’s nursing homes, prompted by the deaths of several residents at a sweltering nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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