• Emergency Preparedness - Are You Ready?

    January 22, 2015

    As we soldier through the winter months, it is a great time to think about emergency preparedness.  When we think about emergencies, we often think of the usual winter events: snow storms, blizzards, power outages, staffing challenges, etc.  However, as we have learned in recent years, there is more to an emergency preparedness plan that moving snow and salting parking ...

  • The Hiring Process in Long Term Care

    December 09, 2014

    Statutory/mandatory background investigation requirements vary from state to state. Questions to be asked in your facility, in relation to the statutory requirements include: 

    • "Do we have an established protocol for pre-employment background checks?"
    • "Are we in compliance with the statutory requirements, as well as our internal established protocol?"
    • "Does our internal policy include checking the OIG exclusion list?"

    Non-compliance with ...

  • 2014 World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

    October 21, 2014

    October 16, 2014

    Washington, DC – According to the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guidelines; “Pressure Ulcers increase hospital costs significantly. In the US, pressure ulcer care is estimated to approach $11 billion (USD) annually, with a cost of between $500 (USD) and $70,000 (USD) per individual pressure ulcer.”1

    The NPUAP defines a pressure ...

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