It is absolutely critical that your facility has a plan in place for responding to an elopement. If you see a resident who you know should not leave trying to exit the building, stop the resident by distracting him or her with something of interest.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the much anticipated final MDS 3.0 on October 29, giving long-term care providers approximately one year to prepare for implementation of this new assessment tool.
Illnesses are common in healthcare settings. Long-term care facilities are no different. The following list offers details about viruses that are often found in facilities.
The average cost of a private room at a nursing home is $219 per day, a 3.3% rise from last year, according to the South Florida Business Journal, which cited a survey by the MetLife Mature Markets Institute.