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CDC Releases Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes, a new set of materials designed to help nursing homes improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use to protect residents from the consequences of antibiotic-resistant infections, such as C. difficile.

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Targeting Millennials: Creating A Millennial-Friendly Workplace (Part 1)

Millennials, defined by most researchers as anyone born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s, are the fastest growing segment of today’s job market. In fact, by the year 2020, it has been estimated that they will make up half of the workforce.

Is There an Employee Engagement Honeymoon Period?

Employees within their first year of employment are significantly more engaged than employees who have been with their employers longer than one year. A little over one half all of first year employees fall in a category we call ...

Section GG: Latest News

Section GG is now required on the PPS 5 day MDS and on qualifying Part A PPS Discharge Assessments.  As with all new things, questions remain. Following is a list of the most frequent recently raised member questions members.

Nursing Home Final Rule: What You Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the long-awaited Nursing Home Requirements of Participation Final Rule. The changes are significant and cover every aspect of service and care.   

The Challenges of Housing Severely Obese Elders

Providers of long-term services and supports are “calamitously underprepared” for the coming onslaught of severely obese elders, writes Dr. Linda Hermer in the September-October edition of AgingToday.