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By Peggy Morrison, 12/18/2018
Private duty personnel provide personal care or companionship to residents in senior living communities. They are paid for by the resident but because they are working in the senior living community, they create a unique risk exposure. Senior living providers must decide if they will allow private duty aids in...
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By Peggy Morrison, 10/24/2018
Resident falls remain one of the most frequent challenges confronting the senior living industry. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has stated that three of every four nursing center residents fall each year, and the average resident has two to three falls per year. Most nursing centers have...
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By Peggy Morrison, 06/22/2018
With the implementation of the Phase II “Mega Rule” that went in to effect on November 28, 2017, nursing homes are now required to focus on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in an effort to reduce the number of resident infections. The cost of HAIs on the long-term care industry is estimated to...
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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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