Illnesses are common in healthcare settings. Long-term care facilities are no different. The following list offers details about parasitic agents that are often found in facilities.
The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that Omnicare Inc., which faced charges involving kickback arrangements with several nursing homes and pharmaceutical companies, will pay $98 million to settle outside of court.
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.