Category Archives: News

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 … Continue reading

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Required Emergency Preparedness Basic Surveyor Training Course

CMS’ New Emergency Preparedness Regulation   CMS’ Emergency Preparedness Rule goes into effect November 16, 2017. This will be the first time home health agencies will be required to have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Emergency Preparedness Training: The Centers … Continue reading

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Home Fitness Business for Aging in Place

In-Home Fitness Solutions clients are offered individualized services based on their fitness goals and current health status, according to Tyler Dukes, who assesses patients and comes up with a plan, often with the inclusion of family members. After seeing skilled nursing … Continue reading

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FINAL RULE: Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM)

In the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule, CMS adopted the SNFRM as the first measure for the Skilled Nursing Facility Value Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program. The measure is defined as the risk-standardized rate … Continue reading

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Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates stand on caregiver policies

Caregiving typically doesn’t get much lip service on the national political stage, but that appears to be changing in the current presidential race. While much of the candidates’ statements about caregiving during the campaign have focused on childcare, the challenges … Continue reading

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Review your QRP data prior to public display: Deadline 9/30

Beginning in fall 2016, CMS will publicly report IRF quality data on the IRF Compare website. CMS will publicly report performance data on three quality measures: Percent of residents or patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened (short … Continue reading

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Harvard Pilot Proves Value of Senior Care Auditing Checklist

Many Americans find themselves providing care for elderly loved ones. It seems never anticipated problems endlessly arise, such as maintaining quality of care and juggling long distance caregiving. On top of that, most people do not know how to evaluate or  manage … Continue reading

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