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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
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.
New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected.
A resident's advance directive has turned into a legal battle with family members who say the assisted living provider shouldn't be helping her eat.
Much like the Nursing Home Compare site for skilled nursing facilities, the new data comparison tool will allow consumers to see quality measures data on hospice and palliative care providers.
GOP senators make a few big changes to the BCRA bill but stick to their guns on tax repeals and cuts to Medicaid.
Social media is ubiquitous, valuable and fun. It can also get long-term care providers into a lot of legal trouble.
How could the proposed AHCA legislation affect older adults? What could happen to Medicaid and the ability to find insurance coverage? We explain the actual CBO report section by section.
SNF compliance and ethics programs aren’t optional anymore, and in some cases, may require additional staff roles. Are your programs survey-ready?
The promise of $8 billion for high-risk and pre-existing conditions pushed the bill in the GOP's favor. The bill now moves on to the Senate, where the margins for passage are predicted to be tougher.
May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day, a great time for a staff refresher in the importance of maintaining proper hand hygiene protocols.
After months of political leverage on repealing the Affordable Care Act, the GOP decided to ditch its new House bill without voting on it. Now what?
Long-term and post-acute care has plenty of challenges for 2017, but trials and tribulations can be good for the industry in the long run.