Tag: activities

CMS announces $20 million American Rescue Plan to support state healthcare markets

CMS announced June 21 $20 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to support State-based Marketplaces (SBMs) to improve consumer access to health insurance. States can apply for funding to help modernize or update their systems, programs, or technology to comply with federal Marketplace requirements. “States may also use the funds for program policies or […]

TJC to resume unannounced survey visits

The Joint Commission (TJC) is returning to its more traditional survey activities – onsite and unannounced, as of March 15. In a statement in its Joint Commission Online weekly publication, TJC noted that COVID-19 caseloads have been decreasing. “The Joint Commission will return to its usual procedures prior to the pandemic. Organizations will no longer be receiving […]

‘Capture the Moment’ revealed as theme for National Assisted Living Week 2018

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) today revealed “Capture the Moment” as this year’s theme for National Assisted Living Week®. “We want this year’s National Assisted Living Week to help overcome the stigma that older adults in assisted living communities, and other settings for that matter, don’t have a purpose in life anymore,” said […]

Improving quality of life through your activities program

Your activities program helps to ensure the residents you serve feel ownership over their “home.” Many assisted living communities pride themselves on maintaining a homelike environment, and a strong activities program can bring the sense of community needed to keep resident and family satisfaction high.An effective activities program aims to improve the quality of life […]

Assisted living facility helps keep homeless warm with activities program

A group of women at Brightview Westminster Ridge in Westminster, MD, under the supervision of organizer Sandi Schneider, are knitting and crocheting hats, scarves and afghans for the needy, nad have been doing so for 11 years. This year, they donated 2,480 items. Long-Term Living reports on the value of an activities program that provides […]

Improving your activities program

As John Moreno, NHA, writes in Long-Term Living, activities in care facility are more than time fillers. The activity department, he says, must be involved with others, and not in a silo. Activities are crucial to residents’ sense of independence and satisfaction in a nursing facility or an assisted living communities. Engaged and active residents […]

Long-term care providers showing progress in quality improvement activities

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s latest report to Congress was submitted Friday with previously known recommendations for payment levels. Included in the report is a body of research indicating that long-term care providers are showing progress in quality improvement activities. Potentially avoidable hospital readmissions dropped 1% during the study period of 2011-2012, which is the first decline […]