Strategies to Help Reduce Re-Admissions in LTC

How can you open the doors to deeper and more meaningful information that efficiently and accurately reveals what a resident really wants? How do you clarify for the care team how to employ individualized approaches that are most closely aligned with the resident’s wishes?

Consider Senior Care Auditing as part of your new client recruitment strategy.  Get staff certified via CertifiedCare.org

Hospitalization pose significant risks for frail older adults including, exposure to infection, functional loss, and delirium.

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There are many strategies to help recuse unnecessary hospitalizations among long term stay/care residents.  Let’s take a quick look at my top list of strategies which you might wish to put into regular protocol and cultural practice within your organization and facility:

  1. COMMUNICATION  Seek to understand the goals and respect the wishes of residents and their families via the honed practice of listening and feedback.  Sincere communication goes a long way.
  2. DELEGATION  Share decision making power with residents.  This will give them a sense of power that they need and relieves you of some of the burden of guesswork.
  3. ANALYSIS  Regularly assess and develop clinical capabilities and competencies among all care staff.
  4. MAXIMIZATION  Optimize your facilities capacity to deliver a broad spectrum of care.
  5. STRATEGY  Think ahead and take into account the future needs of residents via advanced care planning.
  6. DIVERSIFICATION  Aging implies diminishing capacity physically and mentally in many instances.  Offer palliative care approaches and perhaps even hospice care.
  7. TEAM WORK  Work with a variety of community providers to expand and advance your available support system for residents.  This will help greatly to provide higher scores for customer satisfaction and desirability of your facility to others.

Knowing the person and understanding their goals and wises are key to providing the best quality of life and quality of care.

Save time educating your Personal Care staff.  Take advantage of distance learning and study at own pace programs via CertifiedCare.org

 

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Need a career in LTC that is not so touchy feely?

If you like frail elders and appreciate the opportunity to earn a living looking out for them you do have options.  Not everyone needs to be a Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Personal Care Aide, Social Worker, or Registered Nurse simply to be able to find work in the growing career field of elder care.

Get certified as a Personal Care Aide for less than $200 or a Senior Care Auditor for less than $300 now at get more money for providing skilled personal care. Quality certifications only available from http://CertifiedCare.org.

It is okay not to be interested with the physical and long term emotional demands of providing personal care to  an adult in need of those services.  It is okay not to want to invest in or go into big debt to pay for a nursing degree or social work degree.  It is okay to want to have a second income, full or part-time self employment, or to work on behalf of agencies or facilities if your heart is aligned with the need to provide protection of the vulnerable adults and oldsters in your community.

Many, many people have elderly loved ones who live far away from them.  Still others are just too over taxed with work and family to check on their loved one as much as they might would it circumstances were different.  These people both can benefit from having a certified professional to check on their loved one for them and give them a report of their condition of life and general well-being.

Senior Care Auditors are in growing demand everywhere around the world.  The ‘silver tsunami’ of frail elderly people around the world, coupled with increasing all adults working outside the home around the world, is creating the demand for someone to be able to check on the oldsters who are left alone during the day, with or without care providers.  Kids used to do this, but now most are in school all day ( a good thing!).  Also, many elderly persons live in their own homes alone.  They are the one’s who are most vulnerable and really need to be looked in on from time to time.

Sure, there are call in services.   The problem with this level of care is that no trained professional on site who can see past the pride and/or fear which can often conceal the truth of a frail elders condition of home and person.

So, if this type of work appeals to you then consider becoming a Certified Senior Care Auditor.  It is fast and easy to get certified.  There are numerous articles online about the Senior Care auditing career. For example, get loads of quick FAQs about Senior Care Auditing as a career here.  Also you can find information about how to start and grow a career as a senior care auditor on this blog, Elder Care Advice, at Nurse.org, Care.com, and other respected sites.  Check out the links below right at the end of this article for more straight forward information about this excellent opportunity which is perfectly aligned with 21st Century social and economic needs.

For those who like to work with the elderly this career allows for self employment, part or full time schedules, start your own business and hire others, add it onto your already up and running LTC business, or partner with Home Care agencies to offer this service to potential future clients.  The best part is you can get started for less than $300 US and do all your studying online, at your own pace.  Go to CertifiedCare.org to get your certifications for this career.

Don’t dawdle…get started now!

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Long Term Elder Care Career Uptick Moves & Opportunities

This new age trend toward permanent residence in one’s own familiar environment does require competent, proactive assistance to unfold as smoothly as possible over time.  Otherwise, either an expensive and/or dreadful assisted living facility is going to be one’s new address.

Home Care / Senior Care / Elder Care / Long Term Care Careers for under $300

The older population is increasingly aware of the need for at home care. Their families are, too.  Some relatives step up others simply are not able to for whatever reason.  Both the oldster and the relatives are also aware of the dicey help they are likely to get from their loved one or the average home care agency. After all everyone has heard true stories of the child or care aide from hell, right?  The reality of elder abuse and neglect is sadly a major 21st century high crime area.

So, if you like to work with frail adults and you need a career with long term possibilities and you do not have thousands of dollars to invest or the desire to get a 2 or 4+ year degree, and you do not want to be at the lowest end of the wage line, what are your options?  Consider these two, both of which open opportunities for you to work for yourself or for an agency in a matter of days or weeks for less money than you might imagine.

How to become a CPCA (Certified Personal Care Aide)

Certified Personal Care Aides (CPCA), especially those certified by CertifiedCare.org, are the most needed and requested service providers in the at home care industry.  Hundreds of studies of proven that care aides who have been properly educated enjoy their work more, get better quality positions and make more money.

Frail elders need assistance with the ADLs (Activities of Daily Living): cooking, bathing, dressing and grooming, etc.  If you are physically strong and do not mind helping people with their most intimate physical needs, becoming a Certified Personal Care Aide is a good choice.

How do I become a CPCA?  There are only a few Care Aide programs in the country. This online certification program for Personal Care Aides, only available at CertifiedCare.org, is great for both informal family primary caregivers and professional personal care aides (after all, they do the same work).

Here’s why we say this to you…

CertifiedCare offers the only one that is accredited and  comprehensive PCA program that includes Alzheimer’s – Dementia and Special Needs education.  This program is only available online, has 4 modules and requires no other books or materials to complete at your own pace (no deadlines) – Certified Care gives you everything you need to get certified quickly and conveniently all in one package for under $300.

Become a real Certified Senior Care Auditor online at CertifiedCare.org and earn credentials respected around the world.

Home Care / Senior Care / Elder Care / Long Term Care Careers for under $300

How to become a CSCA (Certified Senior Care Auditor)

Harvard Study about Senior Care Auditing

Like oldsters but not so much the personal care work?  Consider becoming a CSCA.  CSCAs check on frail elders who are aging in place and observe their circumstances and general overall condition and make reports.  Typically, the elder, their relative or a loving friend pays for the visit.  At this time, the only way to become an accredited Certified Senior Care Auditor is through the CSCA program at Certified Care (CertifiedCare.org).  This program is only available online, has 5 modules and requires no other books or materials to complete – Certified Care gives you everything you need to get certified and registered quickly and conveniently for under $300.

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Believe it or not, caring for an elder is not like caring for a child and the same rules do not apply.  Hurting a frail elder physically or emotionally is very easy to do, and can land you in court or jail whether or not you meant the harm.  Learning how to properly care for a frail senior can be done in person at bricks and mortar schools for lots more money (bricks and mortar are pricey overhead).  Check your local area for that option. Or, if you have a smartphone or access to a computer you can take a full program online, study and test at your own pace, and get certified and registered automatically at CertifiedCare.org for less than $300.

Another good and unique thing about ‘The Org’ is that consumers and agencies check their registry for credentials verification and to find better qualified care aides.

Get affordable, convenient, comprehensive Certified Care Aide and Senior Care Auditing certification at CertifiedCare.org

Did you know that you can go from being a CPCA to being a CSCA easily? This is a good idea from the long term view.  Eventually, most PCAs just do not want the physical demands of ADL care, so they can become SCAs and continue to work with the population they love.

Providing care for those Aging in Place is truly a 21st Century career path with long term life to it. And, the best thing is you do not have to sign up for a lifetime of debt to get into it!

Find out more about Senior Care Auditing here

FAQs about Senior Care Auditing

About CertifiedCare.org

About Becoming a Personal Care Aide in the USA

 

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Long Term Care Careers for under $300

The older population is increasingly aware of the need for at home care. Their families are, too.  Some relatives step up others simply are not able to for whatever reason.  Both the oldster and the relatives are also aware of the dicey help they are likely to get from their loved one or the average home care agency. After all everyone has heard true stories of the child or care aide from hell, right?  The reality of elder abuse and neglect is sadly a major 21st century high crime area.

So, if you like to work with frail adults and you need a career with long term possibilities and you do not have thousands of dollars to invest or the desire to get a 2 or 4+ year degree, and you do not want to be at the lowest end of the wage line, what are your options?  Consider these two, both of which open opportunities for you to work for yourself or for an agency in a matter of days or weeks for less money than you might imagine.

Home Care / Senior Care / Elder Care / Long Term Care Careers for under $300

How to become a CPCA (Certified Personal Care Aide)

Certified Personal Care Aides (CPCA) are the most needed and requested service providers in the at home care industry.  Hundreds of studies of proven that care aides who have been properly educated enjoy their work more, get better quality positions and make more money.

Frail elders need assistance with the ADLs (Activities of Daily Living): cooking, bathing, dressing and grooming, etc.  If you are physically strong and do not mind helping people with their most intimate physical needs, becoming a Certified Personal Care Aide is a good choice.

How do I become a CPCA?  There are only a few Care Aide programs in the country. This online certification program for Personal Care Aides, only available at CertifiedCare.org, is great for both informal family primary caregivers and professional personal care aides (after all, they do the same work).

Here’s why we say this to you…

CertifiedCare.org offers the only one that is accredited and  comprehensive PCA program that includes Alzheimer’s – Dementia and Special Needs education.  This program is only available online, has 4 modules and requires no other books or materials to complete at your own pace (no deadlines) – Certified Care gives you everything you need to get certified quickly and conveniently all in one package for under $200.

Become a real Certified Senior Care Auditor online at CertifiedCare.org and earn credentials respected around the world.

Home Care / Senior Care / Elder Care / Long Term Care Careers for under $300

How to become a CSCA (Certified Senior Care Auditor)

Harvard Study about Senior Care Auditing

Like oldsters but not so much the personal care work?  Consider becoming a CSCA.  CSCAs check on frail elders who are aging in place and observe their circumstances and general overall condition and make reports.  Typically, the elder, their relative or a loving friend pays for the visit.  At this time, the only way to become an accredited Certified Senior Care Auditor is through the CSCA program at Certified Care (CertifiedCare.org).  This program is only available online, has 5 modules and requires no other books or materials to complete – Certified Care gives you everything you need to get certified and registered quickly and conveniently for under $300.

Watch video on Elder Abuse

Believe it or not, caring for an elder is not like caring for a child and the same rules do not apply.  Hurting a frail elder physically or emotionally is very easy to do, and can land you in court or jail whether or not you meant the harm.  Learning how to properly care for a frail senior can be done in person at bricks and mortar schools for lots more money (bricks and mortar are pricey overhead).  Check your local area for that option. Or, if you have a smartphone or access to a computer you can take a full program online, study and test at your own pace, and get certified and registered automatically at CertifiedCare.org for less than $300.

Another good and unique thing about ‘The Org’ is that consumers and agencies check their registry for credentials verification and to find better qualified care aides.

Get affordable, convenient, comprehensive Certified Care Aide and Senior Care Auditing certification at CertifiedCare.org

Did you know that you can go from being a CPCA to being a CSCA easily? This is a good idea from the long term view.  Eventually, most PCAs just do not want the physical demands of ADL care, so they can become SCAs and continue to work with the population they love.

Providing care for those Aging in Place is truly a 21st Century career path with long term life to it. And, the best thing is you do not have to sign up for a lifetime of debt to get into it!

Find out more about Senior Care Auditing here

FAQs about Senior Care Auditing

About CertifiedCare.org

About Becoming a Personal Care Aide in the USA

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Sex happens in memory care communities…so what?

Intimacy in communities catering to memory care residents is a fact of life.  Whether between two residents or a resident and their non-resident significant other, this is a ‘hot’ issue that needs to be acknowledged and discussed.

Does an individual diagnosed with dementia have sufficient capacity to consent to sexual activity?  Should dictating a residents sexual contact- or restriction- be a resident’s rights violation?  Is failing to intervene a slippery slope into abuse or neglect waters?

One way for assisted or residential property managers to protect themselves is to have a legal representative of the resident sign the residency agreement on behalf of the resident. This might help protect against assertions that resident, whether current, new, or transferring in, has the legal capacity to understand and give consent on the residency agreement.

A medical diagnosis should be utilized in a senior living operator’s evaluation of whether a new or transferring memory care resident has the legal capacity to understand and sign the residency agreement.

Certified Senior Care Auditors can spot and stop elder abuse in home and residential communities.  Use one to check on your elderly loved on.  Consider this growing career in long term care for yourself. Get certified at CertifiedCare.org

Bare in mind that there is no known medical methodology that is designed to definitively assess an individual’s legal capacity to enter an agreement.  The legal capacity determination should be made in conjunction with a medical diagnosis and other supporting information, such as the SLUMS Test (Saint Louis University Mental Status Examination).

 

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In Demand Careers for Aging in Place Trend

Nursing home numbers have been in steep decline for over a decade and that trend shows no sign of changing.  Why?  Because as the elderly population numbers rise so has the desire to age in place.  For practical reasons of finances, and personal comfort and freedom, the trend for end of life residence has been and will most likely continue to be to remain at home.

This new age trend toward permanent residence in one’s own familiar environment does require competent, proactive assistance to unfold as smoothly as possible over time.  Otherwise, either an expensive and/or dreadful assisted living facility is going to be one’s new address.

The older population is increasingly aware of the need for at home care. Their families are, too.  Some relatives step up others simply are not able to for whatever reason.  Both the oldster and the relatives are also aware of the dicey help they are likely to get from their loved one or the average home care agency. After all everyone has heard true stories of the child or care aide from hell, right?  The reality of elder abuse and neglect is sadly a major 21st century high crime area.

So, if you like to work with frail adults and you need a career with long term possibilities and you do not have thousands of dollars to invest or the desire to get a 2 or 4+ year degree, and you do not want to be at the lowest end of the wage line, what are your options?  Consider these two, both of which open opportunities for you to work for yourself or for an agency in a matter of days or weeks for less money than you might imagine.

Personal care can be safe and enjoyable- if you know how to provide it!

Home Care / Senior Care / Elder Care / Long Term Care Careers for under $300

How to become a CPCA (Certified Personal Care Aide)

Certified Personal Care Aides (CPCA) are the most needed and requested service providers in the at home care industry.  Hundreds of studies of proven that care aides who have been properly educated enjoy their work more, get better quality positions and make more money.

Frail elders need assistance with the ADLs (Activities of Daily Living): cooking, bathing, dressing and grooming, etc.  If you are physically strong and do not mind helping people with their most intimate physical needs, becoming a Certified Personal Care Aide is a good choice.

How do I become a CPCA?  There are only a few Care Aide programs in the country. This online certification program for Personal Care Aides, only available at CertifiedCare.org, is great for both informal family primary caregivers and professional personal care aides (after all, they do the same work).

Here’s why we say this to you…

CertifiedCare offers the only one that is accredited and  comprehensive PCA program that includes Alzheimer’s – Dementia and Special Needs education.  This program is only available online, has 4 modules and requires no other books or materials to complete at your own pace (no deadlines) – Certified Care gives you everything you need to get certified quickly and conveniently all in one package for under $300.

Become a real Certified Senior Care Auditor online at CertifiedCare.org and earn credentials respected around the world.

Home Care / Senior Care / Elder Care / Long Term Care Careers for under $300

How to become a CSCA (Certified Senior Care Auditor)

Harvard Study about Senior Care Auditing

Like oldsters but not so much the personal care work?  Consider becoming a CSCA.  CSCAs check on frail elders who are aging in place and observe their circumstances and general overall condition and make reports.  Typically, the elder, their relative or a loving friend pays for the visit.  At this time, the only way to become an accredited Certified Senior Care Auditor is through the CSCA program at Certified Care (CertifiedCare.org).  This program is only available online, has 5 modules and requires no other books or materials to complete – Certified Care gives you everything you need to get certified and registered quickly and conveniently for under $300.

Watch video on Elder Abuse

Believe it or not, caring for an elder is not like caring for a child and the same rules do not apply.  Hurting a frail elder physically or emotionally is very easy to do, and can land you in court or jail whether or not you meant the harm.  Learning how to properly care for a frail senior can be done in person at bricks and mortar schools for lots more money (bricks and mortar are pricey overhead).  Check your local area for that option. Or, if you have a smartphone or access to a computer you can take a full program online, study and test at your own pace, and get certified and registered automatically at CertifiedCare.org for less than $300.

Another good and unique thing about ‘The Org’ is that consumers and agencies check their registry for credentials verification and to find better qualified care aides.

Get affordable, convenient, comprehensive Certified Care Aide and Senior Care Auditing certification at CertifiedCare.org

Did you know that you can go from being a CPCA to being a CSCA easily? This is a good idea from the long term view.  Eventually, most PCAs just do not want the physical demands of ADL care, so they can become SCAs and continue to work with the population they love.

Providing care for those Aging in Place is truly a 21st Century career path with long term life to it. And, the best thing is you do not have to sign up for a lifetime of debt to get into it!

Find out more about Senior Care Auditing here

FAQs about Senior Care Auditing

About CertifiedCare.org

About Becoming a Personal Care Aide in the USA

 

 

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New Definitions of Pressure Wounds

WARNING: Some images might prove upsetting to viewers. 

Pressure ulcers, aka pressure sores or bed sores, normally develop of the bony areas of the body like the heels, hips or cheek bone, ankles, ears, elbows, etc..  These sores are caused by lying down or sitting in the same position for a long time.  If there is pressure on your skin for too long, it can cut off the blood supply to the area. The skin gets weak and can die without enough blood. Pressure ulcers are a serious problem. Bedridden people or those confined for very long periods of time in stationary chairs or in wheel chairs are in danger of developing these sores.

Pressure ulcers can occur even in under the best care conditions and are not necessarily an indication of neglect.  Total prevention of these wounds from occurring has not been proven to be possible.  Nevertheless, because these ‘injuries’ can lead to disfigurement and /or infection, their development on the skin must always be looked for and their presence addressed immediately.

Pressure wound prevention is a top concern of knowledgeable and loving caregivers and professional care staff.  These skin care concerns have been a source of major concern and dread as they can lead to survey citations and even litigation.  It is true that pressure sores are sometimes associated with factors such as neglect, inadequate staffing or poor nutritional care.

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Certified Personal Care Aides (PCAs) are critical in skin care and wound detection.  It is important they they have current clinical knowledge, tools, support and ongoing education about this subject.  As  Senior Care Auditors are increasingly used by families as independent care quality assessors to check up on care attendants, attention to the care and management of the skin of those who choose to age at home can be better monitored and more quickly reported, in cases of neglect.

 

Senior Care Auditing is  one of the few 21st century fast growing career paths.  Find out more about Senior Care Auditing and the Senior Care Auditor career at CertifiedCare.org.

 

CHANGES IN TERMINOLOGY AND THE LAW

In recent years there have been some innovations in wound care prevention and management, but communication and team cooperation (if there is a team) are ideal paths to successful treatment.  NPUAP, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.  Recently this organization replaced the term “pressure ulcer” with “pressure injury”.  This change is creating quite a stir  It is contended by the group that the change in terminology more accurately describes pressure injuries to both intact and ulcerated skin.

Many practitioners are concerned about the new nomenclature because of issues with lawsuits related to the language.  It is feared that Attorneys might wrongly suggest or conclude that injury implies fault.

New Definitions

What is a pressure injury? 

A pressure injury is localized damage to the skin and/or underlying soft tissue usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other device.  The injury can present as intact skin or an open ulcer and might be painful.  The injury occurs as a result of intense and / or prolonged pressure or pressure in combination with shear.  the tolerance of soft tissue for pressure and shear may also be affected by micro-climate, nutrition, perfusion, comorbidities, and condition of the soft tissue.

STAGE 1 PRESSURE INJURY This is defined as a non-blanchable erythema of intact skin.  Intact skin with a localized area of non-blanchable erythema, which might appear differently in darkly pigmented skin.  Presence of blanchable erythema or changes in sensation, temperature, or firmness might precede visual changes.  Color changes do not include purple or maroon discoloration; these might indicate deep tissue pressure injury.

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STAGE 2 PRESSURE INJURY  Presents as partial-thickness skin loss with exposed dermis.  The wound bed is viable, pink or red, moist, and might also present as an intact or ruptures serum-filled blister.  Adipose (fat) is not visible, and deeper tissues are not visible.  Granulation tissue, slough, and eschar are not present.

These injuries commonly result from adverse micro-climate and shear in the skin over the pelvis and shear in the heel.  This stage should not be used to describe moisture-associated skin damage, including incontinence-associated dermatitis, intertriginous dermatitis, medical adhesive-related skin injury, or traumatic wounds (skin tears, burns, abrasions).

STAGE 3 PRESSURE INJURY  Presents as full thickness skin loss, in which adipose (fat) is visible in the ulcer and granulation tissue and epibole (rolled wound edges) are often present.  Slough and / or eschar might be visible. 

The depth of tissue damage varies by anatomical location; areas of significant adiposity can develop deep wounds.  Undermining and tunneling might occur.  Fascia, muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, and/or bone are not exposed.  If slough or eschar obscures the extent of tissue loss, this is an Unstageable Pressure Injury.

STAGE 4 PRESSURE INJURY  Full-thickness skin and tissue loss with exposed or directly palpable fascia, muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, or bone in the ulcer.  Slough and /or eschar might be visible.  Epibole (rolled edges) , undermining, and /or tunneling often occur.  Depth varies by anatomical location.  If slough or eschar obscures the extent of tissue loss, this is an Unstageabe Pressure Injury.

Families and friends use Certified and registered Senior Care Auditors to make sure your loved one is getting the skin care attention they deserve. Become a certified senior care auditor today!

UNSTAGEABLE PRESSURE INJURY  obscured and full thickness skin loss in which the extent of tissue damage within the ulcer cannot be confirmed because it is obscured by slough or eschar.

DEEP TISSUE PRESSURE INJURY (DTPI)  Intact or non-intact skin with localized area of persistent non-blanchable deep red, maroon, purple discoloration or epidermal separation revealing a dark wound bed or blood-filled blister.  Pain and temperature change often precede skin color changes.  Discoloration may appear differently in deeply pigmented skin.  This injury results from intense and /or prolonged pressure and shear forces at the bone-muscle interface.  The wound may evolve rapidly to reveal the actual extent of tissue injury, or might resolve without tissue loss.  If necrotic tissue, subcutaneous tissue, granulation tissue, fascia, muscle, or other underlying structures are visible, this indicates a full-thickness pressure injury (Unstageable, Stage 3 or Stage 4).  Do not use DTPI to describe vascular, traumatic, neurpathic, or dematologic conditions.

RELATED PRESSURE INJURY DEFINITIONS

MEDICAL DEVICE RELATED PRESSURE INJURY  Medical device related pressure injuries result from the use of devices designed and applied for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.  The resultant pressure injury generally conforms to the pattern or shape of the device.  The injury should be staged using the staging system.

MUCOSAL MEMBRANE PRESSURE INJURY  This type of injury is found on mucous membranes with a history of medical device in use at the location of the injury.  Due to the anatomy of the tissue, the injuries cannot be staged.

Senior Care Auditing is  one of the few 21st century fast growing career paths.  Find out more about Senior Care Auditing and the Senior Care Auditor career at CertifiedCare.org.

Sourcewww.npuap.org/national-pressure-ulcer-advisory-panel

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