CAHF'S STAFF RATIO TOOLKIT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Learn more about the 3.5/2.4 staffing ratios and the waivers addressing them with CAHF's Staff Ratio Toolkit.
HONORS FOR CAHF MEMBER PEPPERMINT RIDGE
June 18, CAHF Developmental Services
The non-profit, in operation for 60 years in support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was simultaneously honored by a pair of state lawmakers.
RIGHT TO DIE LAW RE-INSTATED
June 18, Associated Press
A law to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives has been reinstated, at least for now
QUALITY GROUP URGES CMS TO RECONSIDER DROPPING SAFETY MEASURES
June 15, McKnight's
A widely-known arbiter of quality in acute care circles is opposing a proposal by the CMS to cut safety measures from two quality reporting programs.
ALEXA, WHEN’S THERAPY? SNF OPERATOR PILOTS VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS
June 14, Skilled Nursing News
A skilled nursing provider says it’s seeing success with its fleet of Amazon Echo devices — both for residents and employees.
AHCA PUNCHES BACK ON SNF OVERSIGHT
June 13, Provider
In a letter to the heads of the HHS and CMS, AHCA corrected assumptions made by a group of state attorneys general (AG) about enforcement changes CMS has made related to skilled nursing centers.
INFECTION FIGHTERS: FDA, APIC ON FIGHT AGAINST DRUG RESISTANCE
June 12, McKnight's
The FDA has released draft guidelines to it easier to develop new antibiotics and antifungal drugs, one facet of a multi-pronged approach to limiting antimicrobial infections in long-term care settings.