Good News From CMS!

November 28, 2017 by Miriam

CMS is providing an 18-month moratorium for specific Phase 2 requirements. On September 28, 2016, CMS revised the SNF and NF Requirements for Participation, which became effective on November 28, 2016, and have a three-part phase-in of implementation date over … Continue reading

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October 25, 2017 by Miriam

Retirement Community Sued Over Inappropriate Resident Photos Posted to Facebook: A timely reminder of the utmost importance of enforcing the latest CMS regulations for social media. We are reminded today of the pain that misuse and abuse of social media … Continue reading

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October 25, 2017 by Miriam

Be aware of the latest CMS regulations – and be vigilant! Per CMS regulations, taking, posting and sharing unauthorized images of Patients and Residents via social media (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.) can constitute abuse in violation of the … Continue reading

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RESOLVE: A New Initiative To Prevent Death From Heart Disease And Stroke

September 20, 2017 by Miriam

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are joining forces with the ambitious goal of preventing 100 million deaths from heart disease and stroke – the leading causes of death in the world – … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation: Is Your Healthcare Facility Giving An Unhealthy Message?

November 28, 2016 by Miriam

The “global village” now being a thriving reality, the burgeoning use of the internet for business purposes means that companies are reaching out to specific segments of the population who rely on their mother tongue to gauge the level of … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness: New Regulations From CMS

November 1, 2016 by Miriam

Are You Ready? New Disaster Readiness Rule From CMS Impacts Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Home Health Agencies “Planning for the protection and care of patients, clients, residents, and staff during an emergency or disaster is a good business practice” states … Continue reading

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Heart/Stroke Association: Most Stroke Patients Should Go To inpatient Rehab Facilities

May 9, 2016 by Miriam

May is Stroke Awareness Month and, like every year at this time, the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association has released a new set of guidelines. What’s unprecedented about this year’s guidelines, the eighth set, is that they are … Continue reading

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National Assisted Living Week®

October 25, 2015 by Miriam

Since 1995, this week has provided a unique opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community to come together to organize activities and events that honor assisted living residents Organized by: the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) … Continue reading

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Too Social For Healthcare?

October 21, 2015 by David Weiss

Taking surreptitious photos of nursing home residents seems like a bad move. When it’s the employees of the facility who are doing it and then sending to friends via snap chat it s nothing short of grotesque. In a recent … Continue reading

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350 Million Dollars Worth of Hope!

July 1, 2015 by Miriam

June, the month dedicated to Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness is over, and this year it seems to have brought with it … hope! Hope stemming from new research findings as well as from newly allocated resources to fund further research. … Continue reading

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