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People may be able to reduce their risk for developing Alzheimer’s

November 19, 2015

Researchers at Universitӓt Heildelberg Network Aging Research in Germany found people have a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease if they carry the E4 gene variation of the protein apolipoprotein (ApoE). The protein helps... continue reading...

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Surviving the MDS/Staffing Focused Survey

Drawing on the experiences and performance data of skilled nursing facilities that have already gone through the ordeal, as well as a wealth of personal industry insight, Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, RAC-MT, C-NE, will help listeners prime their practices and processes for this latest oversight initiative, which could become a regulatory mainstay in the long-term care industry.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the MDS/staffing focused survey
  • Describe the procedure used in the MDS/staffing focused survey
  • Explain how to prepare for the MDS/staffing focused survey
  • Discuss selected MDS/staffing focused survey results from around the country
  • Avoid common mistakes cited during the MDS/staffing focused survey process that can result in deficiencies, civil monetary penalties (CMP), and/or revisits

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