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By Peggy Morrison, 05/15/2018
According to 2017 statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, with a significant percentage of these individuals requiring community support in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility. In an effort to enhance...
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By Peggy Morrison, Fred Sebastian, 03/27/2018
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one-half of all nonfatal injuries from occupational assaults and violent acts occurred in healthcare and social services settings. Whether working in a skilled or assisted living facility, healthcare providers often face residents and family members who lose...
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By Peggy Morrison, 03/13/2018
From January 1, 1985, to January 1, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received 901 medical device reports related to bed rails. These reports described instances of residents being caught, trapped, entangled or strangled in hospital beds. Of these 901 incidents, 531 resulted in death. Over the past...
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By Peggy Morrison, 12/26/2017
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is calling for the closure of an Illinois Veterans Home where 13 residents have died of Legionnaire’s disease since 2015. Durban states the Quincy facility should be closed until its 100-year-old plumbing system can be fixed or the state builds a new home, and that Governor Bruce...
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By Peggy Morrison, 12/11/2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced late in November that long-term care providers will be given 18 months to adapt to some of the new requirements for participation without facing penalties. When the interpretive guidance for Phase 2 of the new rules were released over the summer,...
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