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ATTN: Florida Facilities: Form AHCA 5000-3008 has been revised

The Medical Certification for Nursing Facility/Home and Community-Based Services form (AHCA MedServ-3008 form, May 2009), commonly known as the 3008, has been revised and incorporated into Rule 59G-1.045, Florida Administrative Code. In addition to extensive updates to the form itself,

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Mean Old Girls

Dementia training, open dining halls put bullying at bay in senior living By Robin Hocevar Zero tolerance policies for bullying may be starting as early as kindergarten, but the problem appears to be just as rampant at the other side

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A Respiratory Protection Program: Why you need it and what it entails

By Richard Best Every year, between 1 and 3 million serious infections occur in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living organizations. That number stands to grow with baby boomers quickly aging and needing additional care. As more patients

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Providers Leverage the Latest Dementia Research to Create High Quality Care

From Senior Living Executive magazine:  Senior living providers are discovering that when it comes to serving residents with cognitive impairments, senior housing needs to do the things it already does well, just at a much higher level. The July/August issue of

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OSHA Adopts Expanded Enforcement against Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Residential Care Facilities

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new and stricter enforcement policy for the healthcare industry, promising to crack down on the most common hazards in hospitals, nursing homes, and residential care facilities. The new federal enforcement policy, which OSHA

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Hospitals find ways to reduce COPD readmissions

From www.healthcaredive.com  Researchers at Atlanta-based Barnes Healthcare Services recently conducted a study to see if a patient management program that included non-invasive ventilators and in-home care would reduce readmission rates for patients with COPD. The study, which was co-authored and

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Demand for Long-Term Care Workers Increases

There is a great demand for workers to provide long-term care to older adults in the United States between now and 2030, according to new report. In a study published in the latest issue of the journal Health Affairs, University

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California Senate Moves To Limit Medi-Cal Estate Recovery

The California senate has unanimously advanced a bill (SB 33) to limit the amount of assets that California can recoup from deceased Medi-Cal beneficiaries, the Los Angeles Times reports. In 1993, the federal government began requiring all states to recoup

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CMS finalizes rules for Medicare Shared Savings Program

Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule updating the Medicare Shared Savings Program to encourage the delivery of high-quality care for Medicare beneficiaries and build on the early successes of the program and

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Prevention of C. difficile

By Mayo Clinic Staff To help prevent the spread of C. difficile, hospitals and other health care facilities follow strict infection-control guidelines. If you have a friend or family member in a hospital or nursing home, don’t be afraid to

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