Tag: assisted living facilities

Increasing communication with your residents who have dementia: Part 2 (of 4)

Part 1 of this series reviewed the first two of eight steps to integrating effective speaking practices with other essential aspects of communication in order to provide quality care to residents with dementia, highlighting the importance of preparation. Part 2 will discuss steps three and four from Serving Residents With Dementia: Transforming Care Strategies for […]

There’s a trick to spending less on medical equipment…

…and it won’t cost you in quality The cost to rent medical equipment adds up, sometimes requiring a high daily fee. Becky Ziviski, CEO of Profit Without Census, knows—because she’s been there. As a licensed nursing home administrator and certified public accountant, she not only understands the nuances of being an effective leader in long-term […]

Get involved in educating other long-term care professionals!

HCPro is seeking enthusiastic long-term care managers, nurse leaders, and nurse educators to join an ad-hoc group interested in reading and reviewing prepublication drafts of books and training materials in your areas of interest and expertise. Our editors will send you periodic emails listing upcoming projects available for outside review. If you’re interested, just let […]

Educate your residents for enhanced infection control

This post is an excerpt taken from HCPro’s infection control guide, Infection Control: How to Implement an Effective Approach for Long-Term Care, written by subject matter expert Brian Garavaglia, PhD, FACHCA. Adults bring a lifetime of experience to the learning situation, and most of them are capable of self-direction. They often relate the development of […]

[NEW] Disaster Planning, Infection Control, and OSHA Compliance: A Toolkit for Senior Living

Senior living facilities are largely governed by individual state regulations, and many states do not mandate quality assurance and compliance checks. As a result, these organizations are left with few resources and limited funds to ensure quality; they also lack the monitoring necessary to measure and improve OSHA compliance, as well as ensure the effectiveness […]

Fire safety guidance for senior living

This post is an excerpt taken from HCPro’s new title, Disaster Planning, Infection Control, and OSHA Compliance: A Toolkit for Senior Living, a cost-effective, all-inclusive guide to improve safety and satisfaction in your senior living facility. Fire drills should be done based on your state regulations and/or your facility’s policy and procedures. Staff must be […]

Skilled nursing and senior living facilities have until December 15 to submit workplace injury reports

Per a final rule published in early 2016, OSHA requires industries considered to have high workplace related injury and illness rates–including skilled nursing and senior living facilities–to submit workplace injury reports electronically to be published on OSHA’s new Injury Tracking Application (ITA) site. In May, OSHA extended the original submission deadline from July 2017 to […]

CMS announces new Medicaid policy to combat the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment options

Approves demonstrations in both New Jersey and Utah Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new policy to allow states to design demonstration projects that increase access to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD). CMS’s new demonstration policy responds to the President’s directive and […]

Submit your case studies!

Has your facility recently found success implementing a new EHR system? We want to hear about it! Send us 2-4 paragraphs describing your facility’s experience. Why did you decide to transition from paper to electronic? What were your challenges during the transition? How were you able to find success and increase quality of care? Your […]