The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) recently analyzed self-reported nursing home data and found that COVID-19 related infections and deaths in nursing homes are related to infected staff members. The data found that approximately one in four nursing home staff members were infected with COVID-19 between March and early June. The study also […]
Long-term care regulatory expert Stefanie Corbett chats with us on our first Post-Acute Advisor Podcast. Corbett tells us what facilities should be doing right now to prepare for COVID-19, and what to do with suspected or confirmed cases. We also discuss keeping staff safe and healthy, visitation policies, and how to keep trucking on.
In its new guidance released March 13, CMS requires SNFs to take staff members’ temperatures and perform other screening tasks at the beginning of each shift: Screen all staff at the beginning of their shift for fever and respiratory symptoms. Actively take their temperature and document absence of shortness of breath, new or change in […]
Create an employee rewards program that uses your scheduling software to track points for behaviors including clocking in on time, taking over shifts as needed, calling office staff’s attention to client issues and unsolicited compliments from clients. Several years ago, Heavenly Care Home Health in Austin, Texas, created such a system with an automated way […]
We are seeking a Medicare Regulatory Specialist for HCPro-BLR Healthcare to teach our Medicare Boot Camp®-Long-Term Care Version and to partner with fellow regulatory instructors and the HCPro product team to identify and launch new training resources, including boot camps, seminars, elearning, webcasts, and books. The Medicare Boot Camp®-Long-Term Care Version is an intensive, four-day […]
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report Tuesday that stated that the full-time work force will lose approximately 2 million people by 2024, as a result of the Affordable Care Act. This report came one week after a source told lawmakers that nursing home staff are the most likely candidates to have their hours […]