Category Archives for Long Term Care
Good News From CMS!
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…
Tags: CMS, Temporary Moratorium
RESOLVE: A New Initiative To Prevent Death From Heart Disease And Stroke
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 –…
Tags: heart disease, prevention, Resolve
Emergency Preparedness: New Regulations From CMS
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…
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, New Disaster Readiness Rules, Planning For Protection
350 Million Dollars Worth of Hope!
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….
Tags: alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's prevention, Alzheimer's research, Hope
Brainy Technology: Advances That Revolutionize Health
Dedicated to raise awareness and support individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month. These weeks of heightened awareness about brain health, underscore the importance of early detection – and technology appears…
Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month, brain, brain technology, brain vitals
American, Senior Citizens … and Feeling Better!
The third edition of the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report was recently published, showing that older Americans’ health is improving. The Report indicates positive trends nationwide for senior health, especially for measures that look at whether seniors…
Tags: Aging, American Health Trends, health care, hospice, Hospitalization, Long Term Care, seniors
Generic Vicodin Top Medicare Drug in 2013
An article this past Sunday brought to light startling data: The most widely prescribed drug to Medicare D beneficiaries in 2013 was a generic version of the powerful prescription pain killer Vicodin. Underscoring how at ease physicians are writing prescriptions…
Tags: Health Care, Healthcare, Long Term Care, Medicare, prescription drugs