By Debbie Duhaime, Quality Improvement Consultant and Robin A. Bleier, President/Healthcare Consultant Ready or not, here comes change. As of October 1, 2018, Minimum Data Set (MDS) Section GG will be one of the most important areas of SNF … [Continue reading] about Section GG of the MDS
Whether you are from the North or the South, it’s a common activity to eat together with friends and family. No matter the style or cost of food, although necessary for life, most people choose to eat together as a type of celebration or pleasure. … [Continue reading] about Is Your Dining Program a Place Where Residents Eat to Live or Live to Eat?
Overcoming the workforce shortage is a factor in maintaining quality. Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom … [Continue reading] about Overcoming the CNA Shortage
Recently, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, by a vote of 9-2, refused to rehear a decision by a three judge panel which had found that discrimination based upon sexual orientation is not a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Relying … [Continue reading] about Does discrimination based on sexual orientation violate Title VII?
The new Assisted Living Facility (ALF) rule took effect May 10, 2018. Several significant changes will impact ALF providers, including training and assistance with Self-Administration of Medications. These areas were highlighted by the Agency for … [Continue reading] about ALF Rule brings big changes