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Angie Szumlinski, NHA, RN-BC, RAC-CT and BS

Director of Risk Management

Angie SzumlinskiMs. Szumlinski is a nationally-recognized leader in long-term care with experience as an Owner/Provider, Administrator, Director of Nursing, Corporate Quality Assurance Coordinator and independent consultant. Ms. Szumlinski conducts risk management visits at facilities across the country, touching every acuity level within the post-acute care spectrum. Ms. Szumlinski served as an Associated Board Member for NCAL, is a member of the AHCA/NCAL Quality Committee, NCAL Risk Management Committee, HCAM Legal/Clinical Committee and is a Senior Examiner/Team Leader for the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Program. Ms. Szumlinski is a Nurse Planner for the HealthCap® ANCC accredited education program.

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Stimulus Checks- Hands Off!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

Fraud Warning: The COVID-19 pandemic has opened up new opportunities for fraudulent activity, and mishandling of stimulus checks going to residents could be one of them. Facilities must be aware of the liability that can go hand in hand with handling sensitive items such as stimulus checks, and what federal regulations they are at risk of violating. Please read the …

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Facilities Giving Back to Their Communities During this time, we have heard numerous stories about ways neighboring communities have rallied together to support long term care facilities. Highland Park Assisted Living recently decided to return the favor and wanted to share their story! Enlisting the help of their residents and using supplies they had on hand, staff came up with …

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Infection Control Focused Surveys

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CMS is continuing to perform focused infection control surveys. To assist you in preparing for a focused visit, we’ve prepared an infographic on the information you should have available. Click HERE to download it from our Resource and Education Center.

Heart to Heart Recipes

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HealthCap Heroes have been emerging all around the nation as creative, thoughtful, and dedicated to the residents they serve. From finding ways to have a ‘social distancing visit’ with loved ones, creating new activities and events to bring some energy, or even enlisting the help of some four-legged friends, we have been amazed at the ingenuity and care our facilities …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Reissues Emergency Use Authorizations Revising Which Types of Respirators Can Be Decontaminated for Reuse

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On June 7, 2020, the FDA issued a news release on the decontamination and reuse of N95 respirators. The agency has reissued certain emergency use authorizations based on the performance and design to withstand the decontamination process. As a reminder, decontaminated respirators should only be used when new FDA-cleared N95 respirators, NIOSH-approved N95 respirators, or other FDA authorized respirators are …

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Heritage Assisted Living; Battle Creek, MI Today’s HealthCap Heroes danced away the quarantine blues! Staff from all departments at Heritage Assisted Living asked residents to come to their doors and danced the Cha-Cha Slide for them. The best part for these spirited employees was when the residents joined in. The team at Heritage Assisted Living says “the smiles and joys …

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Heroes From Jackson, Missouri Jackson Manor Nursing Home has been ensuring their residents are enriched and staying in touch with loved ones, and we want to recognize their heroic efforts! Between hallway Bingo every other weekday, hallway trivia, an activity and snack cart that makes daily rounds, and weekly mobile nail care, they are finding creative ways to bring smiles …

Preparation and F-tag Knowledge Will Keep Providers Clear of Huge, New Infection Control Penalties, Experts Say

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Adhering to infection control requirements has been increasingly critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your facility has not yet received an infection control survey, you can expect a visit before July 31, 2020. According to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, “providers struggling to comply with infection control requirements could be hit with fines of up to $20,000 under increased enforcement …

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Infection Control Signage

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Health

The CDC has released updated precautions to take to keep COVID-19 from entering your facility. Please review (and use!) the below signs to ensure all who enter are aware of what precautions they should be taking. New Signage Available: Airborne Precautions Airborne Precautions (Spanish Version) Contact Precautions Contact Precautions (Spanish Version) Droplet Precautions Droplet Precautions (Spanish Version) Droplet Precautions (Special- …

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Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center: Today’s HealthCap Hero has hooves! The team at Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center has been going the extra mile to build stronger relationships with their residents, and one of their sweet ideas was to have window visits from “Jewel the Unicorn”, brought by Sheila Carroll to the brighten up their residents’ day. Staff at this …