Tag: assisted living facilities

Delirium prominent in long-term care settings often misdiagnosed

An article published by the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) states that long-term care residents who are evaluated in an emergency room are 10 times more likely to suffer from delirium than those evaluated who did not come from a long-term care (LTC) setting. Delirium, defined as “a syndrome of altered mental status […]

New Medicare-Medicaid ACO model claims to improve care, lower costs for beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare-Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model as part of a series of announcements from the Center’s Innovation Center initiatives. The new model was created to improve quality and coordination of care and lower costs for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. The agency’s announcement states: “In current […]

CMS answers questions about caring for beneficiaries who wander in settings that receive HCBS funding

Questions have arisen on how to care for individuals who have dementia or other cognitive impairments and are prone to wandering or exit-seeking behavior in communities receiving home and community-based settings (HCBS) funding. In order to receive this Medicaid funding, these settings must adhere to criteria which requires that individualized care is provided to beneficiaries […]

Assisted living providers needed for the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

Assisted living providers needed for the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

Assisted living and similar residential care communities are encouraged to participate in The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2016 National Study of Long-term Care Providers (NSLTCP). The NSLTCP “monitors trends in the supply, provision, and use of the major sectors of paid, regulated long-term care services” and aims “to offer reliable, accurate, relevant, and timely national and state statistical information to support and inform long-term care services policy, research, and practice.”

Increased lawsuits against ALFS: How to avoid them

Increased lawsuits against ALFS: How to avoid them

The changing climate of assisted living facilities (ALF) has attracted the attention of potential lawsuits that used to target nursing homes. This shift follows the increase of higher-level services offered by ALFs, laying out a familiar battle ground for attorneys who filed suit against nursing homes. These lawsuits mimic a common theme seen in SNF cases: the facility chooses profit over people.