Tag: community

Sad News from AHCC and DecisionHealth

We’re writing on behalf of the Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance (AHCC) and DecisionHealth to let you know that our dear friend and former Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance board member Vonnie Purvis Blevins has passed away. We will miss the way she brought our community together. Vonnie worked constantly to […]

NIOSH seeking input on health worker mental health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is taking comments through Jan. 25, 2022, on approaches to prevent stress and improve the mental health and well-being of health workers. Information provided, including narrative evidence, data, or anecdotes, will support nation-wide efforts to raise awareness of mental health concerns, identify best practices to prevent and […]

CMS to release new toolkit to expand home and community-based services

CMS announced a new Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS) Rebalancing Toolkit on November 2, designed to expand and enhance home and community-based services (HCBS). The toolkit includes four modules that provide: State strategies to increase the share of LTSS provided in community-based settings; Tools designed to assist states with policy and programmatic strategies; Case studies […]

New toolkit available for Sepsis Awareness Month

The Sepsis Alliance initially designated September as Sepsis Awareness month in 2011. A Sepsis Awareness Month toolkit is available through Sepsis Alliance’s webpage. The Sepsis Alliance released a toolkit that provides agencies with handouts to spread the word about sepsis, fundraiser information, event hosting, Sepsis awareness SWAG, public service announcements, do-it-yourself sepsis community presentations and Sepsis […]

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 […]