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  • SNF Quality Reporting Program Data to be Frozen on the Nursing Home Compare Website

    According to this recent article by Danielle Brown on McKnight’s Long Term Care News , quality rating data on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website will be frozen until 2022 due to changes in data submission rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brown stated: “Skilled nursing providers could still be negatively ...

  • Nursing Homes With Higher CMS Ratings Have A Lower Risk For COVID-19 Outbreaks

    A recent report, published in the CDC publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report suggests that nursing homes with higher quality ratings on the CMS star rating system had a lower risk of having a COVID-19 outbreak than did facilities with lower ratings. This CMS Nursing Home quality ratings vs COVID-19 ...

  • Medication Management for Seniors

    Do: ask questions, take as directed, report side effects or problems with medication, notify prescriber if using “as needed” AKA PRN meds frequently, monitor vitals, if recommended. Don’t: mix meds with alcohol, skip doses, take less than directed by your provider, or stop taking prescriptions without discussing with the prescriber. ...

  • How to Increase Occupancy in Your Assisted Living Facility

    How do you increase occupancy in your assisted living facility? This is a question that many who are trying to bring in more residents are asking. Here are a few ways to help draw in and keep residents happy at your facility. Independent Senior Living Marketing Ideas To increase occupancy, ...

  • The Survey Process For Nursing Homes / Skilled Nursing Facilities

    Nursing homes undergo surveys annually to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. There is an exception in which a facility can become a Special Focus Facility (SFF), meaning there is increased scrutiny by state regulators. With two surveys annually, surveyors can show up to a facility at any time. ...

  • The History Of Nursing Home Regulations

    When the US enacted the Social Security Act of 1935, a public assistance program for the elderly called Old Age Assistance (OAA) made installments to care facilities for impoverished elderly. Nursing homes started to open due to regulations forbidding payment to public institutions like poorhouses. Rules on the industry followed, ...

  • Nursing Care Plans for Alzheimer's Patients

    Nursing care plans for Alzheimer’s patients are a necessity for their care and health. When your family has come to the point where you must put one of your loved ones into a nursing home, it is never an easy decision. Care of patients with Alzheimer’s is not an easy ...

  • Care Management Software for Long Term Care Facilities

    Care management software in the healthcare field is needed for a variety of reasons. Care management is a variety of activities to improve patients’ care and lower the need for medical services. Care management is essentially put into place to allow medical staff and those providing care to handle medical ...

  • How To Solicit Google Reviews For Your Skilled Nursing Or Assisted Living Facility

    For a smaller nursing home or assisted living facility, the best way to efficiently solicit positive Google reviews is actually to request them one at a time. A broadcast email will be less effective at getting a good number of responses. The same holds for a social media post requesting ...

  • Safety and Medication Management for Dementia Patients

    The elderly person with dementia will eventually need to have his medication administration monitored. Forgetfulness contributes to non-adherence to the medication regimen. However, psychiatric symptoms can do the same. Paranoia is not uncommon, and the person may be suspicious and refuse to take medications out of fear that someone is trying to cause them harm. As an aside, this also happens with food and fluids. Frequent medication reviews should take place, and the prescriber should discontinue any unnecessary meds.