Long Term Nursing Care

  • QAPI: Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement

    Yet another acronym; we say "kwa-pee." This program was introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to give nursing homes the tools necessary to address the limitations, problems, or on-going concerns of each facility. Various tools are available to detail and guide management teams through the QAPI process, ...

  • PDPM: Patient-Driven Payment Model

    Changes to Medicare commence on October 1 each year. In 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid changed its reimbursement structure. For nursing homes, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) affects the Minimum Data Set (MDS), which drives clinical reimbursement. How do nursing homes get paid for care? Nursing homes, or ...

  • MOLST, POLST, and Advance Directives

    The MOLST form replaces traditional advance directives for only some people . MARK DON'T PUBLISH THIS YET A Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) is a set of orders from a physician, nurse practitioner, or soon, a physician’s assistant, to lay out a course of treatment for a patient who ...

  • Infection Control in Nursing Homes

    The chain of infection Six conditions contribute to the spread of infection. Removing one link in the chain of infection can halt transmission and potentially save lives. Infectious agents are germs that cause disease. Reservoirs are places in the environment where the germs live, including people, medical equipment, and even ...

  • Thank You to our HealthCare Workers

    Our team would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all the healthcare workers who are working tirelessly to provide care to all who need it. Healthcare is not only crucial, but we know you are putting others before yourselves amid a worldwide pandemic. We are also very aware of ...

  • Types of Long Term Care Facilities

    There are many different types of long term care facilities. As we recover from a surgery or illness or age, there are situations in which we will need one of these facilities. Depending on the needs of the patient or resident, there will be various needs different facilities may provide ...

  • What Kind of Care is Provided by a Skilled Nursing Facility?

    A skilled nursing facility will provide care around the clock for your loved one. Safety issues and concerns are alleviated with the 24-hour care provided.

  • Nursing Homes

    A nursing home is a medical facility designed for patients who do not require hospital care, but who can not be cared for at home.