Category Archives: Nursing Home & Assisted Living

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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Hiring? How to Check a Caregiver’s References

Whether hiring for a loved one (or two) at home or hiring a new employee for a small or large corporate agency, it is important to know who you are really getting. First time hiring or replacing of caregivers can … 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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