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  • Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp-register now!

    Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp

    The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day course that will enable your facility to improve survey outcomes, identify quality of care risk factors, and implement a process improvement plan.
    You will leave the Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp knowing how to:
    ·         Identify deficiencies in your facility practices
    ·         Implement processes to reduce citation risk
    ·         Improve quality of care and quality of life
    ·         Discover how tracking and identifying systems quality failures through the use of data you already collect can help you implement fail-safe measures for constant compliance

    This Boot Camp will also teach you how QAPI process improvement projects can prepare your facility for a survey long before a surveyor walks through your door. Additionally, it will help you increase your census, making you a stronger candidate for a network partner and preferred skilled nursing facility.

  • Ask the expert: Medicare A

    Diane Brown is a long-term care regulatory specialist and lead educator for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version. In this Q&A with Diane, she answers a question about Medicare A.

  • Giving nurses more control over their schedules could lower pressure ulcer rates

    Nursing homes might be able to cut their pressure ulcer rates by giving nurses more control over when they work, according to findings published online in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.

    Facilities that gave nurses more say in their work hours had a lower prevalence of pressure ulcers, independent of staff mix, staffing ratios, job satisfaction and turnover intentions.

  • CMS releases updated version of the Minimum Data Set manual

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an updated version of the Minimum Data Set 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument manual Monday.

  • Ask the expert: COT

    Diane Brown is a long-term care regulatory specialist and lead educator for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version. In this Q&A with Diane, she answers a question about the COT.

  • Time to start thinking about flu season

    Now is the time for senior living communities to start planning educational outreach on the upcoming influenza season. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) kicked off its annual Flu + You campaign this week, offering updated educational materials. The Flu + You website offers a toolkit for health professionals, including downloadable handouts, posters and brochures to post within the long-term care community or give to staff, residents and visitors.

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  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement: A Nursing Home?s Guide to Implementation and Management