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Visitor Restriction Notification

Angie Szumlinski News

When restricting visitors to your facility, you should put postings at all entrances and exits and indicate the contact information for the Administrator and/or designee. We’ve created a notice you can customize for your building. Visit our Resource and Education Center where we are building a library of documents that can help you during the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 vs. Influenza

Angie Szumlinski News

Symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar but they are caused by different viruses. Although much attention has been given to COVID-19, the flu is showing much more of an impact on Americans. Download our latest informational poster.

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CMS Suspends Survey Activity

Angie Szumlinski News

CMS is suspending non-emergency inspections across the country, allowing inspectors to turn their focus on the most serious health and safety threats like infectious diseases and abuse. This shift in approach will also allow inspectors to focus on addressing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Click HERE to read the memo issued earlier today.

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Antibiotics for UTI – Yay or Nay?

Angie Szumlinski News

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published the results of a statewide program to improve the management of suspected urinary tract infections in long-term care. The reason the study was done was that too many residents were being treated for UTIs when in actuality they were experiencing “asymptomatic bacteriuria”. What does this mean? Well, maybe we need to go …

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Coronavirus & Respiratory Infection Toolkit Now Available

Angie Szumlinski News

Coronavirus is the topic of many conversations lately. The CDC recommends the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. We’ve put together a toolkit of policies, procedures, checklists, and resources you can use to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.  Download the toolkit on our Resource & Education Center.

You Can Run, but…

Peter Feeney News

The senior living industry has been improving the delivery of care for almost two decades.    The network that providers have–which includes other providers, their agents, our risk management consultants (including the one and only Angie Szumlinski), and HealthCap litigation managers–is deep and strong.  Thanks to leadership from AHCA/NCAL and their state affiliates (and I will put in a plug for HealthCap), providers can solve nearly any problem …

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Culture, Culture, Culture

Angie Szumlinski Case Study, News

Isn’t that what everyone is talking about? “Change your culture and outcomes will improve”! “Its’ a culture problem”! We have all heard it and have probably said it when we are referring to centers that are struggling with resident care and outcomes. McKnight’s Clinical News recently published an article that discussed “poor work environments” and “missed care”. In the article, …

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Coronavirus – A Hot Topic

Angie Szumlinski Health, News

Everyone is talking about it, it is “catchy”! Yes, Coronavirus is the hottest topic today aside from Kobe Bryant of course. But at the end of the day, we still need to stay vigilant, stay the course and follow the CDC’s recommendations for protecting our seniors against influenza and pneumonia by providing them with recommended immunizations. The “flu”, both A …

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NCAL's message about Argentum's National Standards Initiative

Peter Feeney Compliance, Legal, News

HealthCap® worked with AHCA/NCAL last fall to analyze what Argentum’s push for developing ANSI standards would mean for the industry. We found that national standards would be redundant to state licensing oversight and accompanying standards, which would confuse and complicate compliance. Furthermore, two sets of standards would fuel even more litigation, as trial attorneys will be able to hand-pick between …

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Stay a Little Longer, Get a Little Stronger? Maybe Not!

Angie Szumlinski Health, News, Studies

A recent article published in McKnights Long-Term Care News, referenced a study performed at the University of Michigan on the impact on resident outcomes with longer stays in post-acute care centers. The study indicates that The researcher recommends that post-acute care providers be “really judicious with the volume of services they provide and conclusive of which of the post-acute care …