Ambulances out, share riding and alternative services in?

While it’s concerning that some people are apparently calling ride-share services like Uber when they need to get to the hospital in an emergency, others are wondering if ride-sharing or alternative services have their place in non-emergency medical transport.
Many  people call ambulances when they need treatment, even if it’s not an emergency, because they have no other transport available. A study by the University of Kansas found that as Uber entered different cities, its presence …

CAN-SPAM Act violations are costly, so agencies must meet FTC’s expectations

The following is a post from Home Health Line.
by Marla Durben Hirsch
Providers that use email to market services and products to current and potential patients should expect more scrutiny. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last year that it’s examining its rules that prohibit certain unsolicited email messaging, and the stakes are high.
Under the existing requirement, violators can incur civil fines of up to $40,650 per email, as well as criminal penalties. Equivalent state laws …

LeadingAge answers gun policy questions for senior living

LeadingAge has released Weapons Policies in Aging Services Organizations, new guidance for senior living communities regarding firearms and other weapons. In the wake of the numerous mass shootings, the organization says it has received many questions regarding how senior living communities can implement weapons policies.
The guidance notes that the 2nd Amendment does not prevent a senior living community from banning weapons on its campus. Any private business, including a HUD-assisted housing programs and Medicare/Medicaid-certified nursing …

Involving the whole staff in theft prevention

This article is an excerpt from HCPro’s popular title, The Theft Prevention Guide for Senior Living, by Stefanie Corbett, DHA.
Unfortunately, if it is left up to the individual employee to decide whether something appears suspicious, some employees will not report anything. Different people have different perceptions. Each facility needs to identify what would be considered suspicious and provide examples to employees.
A visitor of one resident observed going into another resident’s room on another hall may …