Ep 29: Residents with Restricted Diets – Enjoying the Holidays

Andrea Haupt Podcast

During the holidays, many residents and families of residents on a restricted diet would like permission to deviate from the diet to enjoy traditional “holiday” foods. Will a dietary waiver protect you if a negative outcome occurs as a result of such a deviation? Angie Szumlinski, HealthCap Director of Risk Managment, talks with Mary McMurry, Litigation Manager at Hamilin & Burton …

Ep 28: Ready or Not! Phase 3 is Coming October 24th

Andrea Haupt Podcast

CMS will begin surveying against Phase 3 of Requirements of Participation for Nursing Homes on October 24, 2022. With around 180 pages of guidance, revisions, and updates affecting 52 F-tags, many providers are feeling anxious about the new guidance. Angie Szumlinski, Director of Risk Management for HealthCap talks with Crystal Bowens, the Associate VP of Regulatory Services for AHCA/NCAL about …

Ep 27: Arbitration Agreements – How and Why

Andrea Haupt Podcast

Christina Nechiporchik, Associate General Counsel for HealthCap talks with John Hessburg, Senior Partner at the law firm of Kitch where he leads the Post Acute Practice group. Also included in the conversation is Drew Flichak, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Compliance Office at Vivage Senior Living. Listen as they talk about why we should be talking about arbitration agreements after …

Ep 26: Instilling a Culture of Compassion in Your Organization with Glenn Van Ekeren

Andrea Haupt Podcast

Angie talks with Vetter Health Services President, Glenn Van Ekeren about their belief that it’s not about putting years in the life, but putting life in the years. Quality care is determined by a mindset to do what’s right, and that comes from compassion. Listen to learn about instilling a culture of compassion in your organization. Ep 26: Instilling a …

Podcast: Ep. 25 – Staffing Challenges: Recruitment & Retention Strategies with Allyson Bakewell, Ciena

Angie Szumlinski Podcast

In this episode, we’ll talk about the staffing challenges facing the senior living industry. Angie Szumlinski talks with Allyson Bakewell, Director of Talent Acquisition for Ciena Healthcare about what they’re doing to attract and retain talent. Ep 25: Staffing Challenges: Recruitment & Retention Strategies with Allyson Bakewell, Ciena In this episode, we’ll talk about the staffing challenges facing the senior …

Podcast: Ep. 24 – Vaccine Mandates, Boosters, and Hesitancy

Angie Szumlinski Podcast

In this episode Angie Szumlinski, Director of Risk Management at HealthCap talks with Dr. Matthew Beacom, M.D. from the University of Nebraska and Heath Boddy, President and CEO at the Nebraska Health Care Association. Listen as they discuss the latest in vaccine mandates, boosters, and vaccine hesitancy in the senior living industry.    

Autoimmune Disease and COVID

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

When COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic, many medical experts worked night and day to identify exactly what the virus was, how it was spread, how to prevent the spread, how to treat the virus, and who is most at risk for negative outcomes related to the virus. Without a doubt, frail elderly people were identified as the highest risk and …

NIH-funded screening study builds case for frequent COVID-19 antigen testing

Angie Szumlinski Studies

In a highly anticipated study that compares rapid antigen and laboratory PCR approaches for COVID-19 serial screening, researchers affiliated with the National Institutes of Health’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative reported that both testing methods were equally effective in detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection when tests were given on a regular cadence every three days. While individual PCR tests are more …

OSHA extends comment period for COVID-19 healthcare emergency temporary standard

Angie Szumlinski News

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it will publish a notice in the Federal Register to extend the comment period for the COVID-19 healthcare emergency temporary standard (ETS) to August 20, 2021, to allow stakeholders additional time to review the ETS and collect information and data necessary for comment. More information can be found …