Tag: falls

CMS releases tables detailing the 2019 quality measures for home health

Source: Home Health Line CMS has published updated details on potentially avoidable events, process and outcome measures for 2019. The updated tables also include details on star-ratings measures and quality measures new to Home Health Compare in 2019. Claims-based outcome measures “Medicare spending per beneficiary” and “Discharge to community” are joining the ranks of publicly […]

SNF fined $100,000 for resident fall off commode

The California Department of Public Health fined Redwood Springs Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing home in Visalia, $100,000 for a patient death. The 176-bed nursing home  received the most severe penalty possible under state law from the California Department of Public Health, according to the Sacramento Bee. The 81-year-old resident, who had documented weakness in […]

Post-fall assessments found to be inadequate for predicting future fall risk, according to study

In a study of 52 long-term care facilities located in Nova Scotia, Canada, researchers found that their post-fall assessments (PFAs) were not effective in determining residents’ future fall risk due to their administrative nature and lack of evidence-based documentation. The study was published in the Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. Nearly all […]

Evidence-based strategies for transitioning to an alarm-free facility

Editorial note: This post is an excerpt taken from an article published in the July issue of PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, the industry’s leading resource dedicated to helping long-term care professionals navigate through continual shifts in regulatory compliance, the MDS and PPS processes, and keeping you up to date on industry news. Interested in […]

Joint Commission release analytics tool for reducing falls

The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has released a data analytics tool that will help organization reduce falls. The tool works by identifying causes and risk rates for fall. The tool was originally designed for acute care providers, however long-term care providers can use the tool to collect data as well. Access to the […]