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LeadingAge's healthcare team tracks regulations and legislation relating to nursing homes.

Medications: AGS Releases 2012 Beers Criteria

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released the updated version of the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medications in the Elderly. 

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Genworth 2014 Cost of Care Report: No Increase in Adult Day National Median Rates

Genworth in its 2014 Cost of Care Survey reported that the cost of adult day care centers didn’t increase from last year, but has shown a 3.4% five-year annual growth, with the national median daily rate at $65 in 2014. The report does show that adult day services are a cost effective option for caregivers and older adults to choose.

15% Reduction in Prevalence Rate of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Homes

In 2011, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care. Last week, CMS announced that it had met its initial goal of a 15% reduction. The agency reported the prevalence use rate (in long-stay residents) went from 23.8% to 20.2% over the past 18 months. Our Dr. Cheryl Phillips explores.

Basic Life Support: A New Training Solution from HealthStream

This webinar recording provides an introduction to HeartCode® BLS, an official American Heart Association online program that saves time and money compared to traditional BLS classroom training. HeartCode customers enjoy improved BLS compliance, convenience of 24/7 access, and increased staff confidence and competence.  

Free Online Courses on Skin Issues

Medline offers free courses in bariatric skin care, pressure ulcer assessment, and preventing pressure ulcers.

Nursing Homes: Data Submission Open for AHRQ Survey

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is now accepting voluntary data submissions for the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database, a central repository for survey data from nursing homes that have administered the AHRQ nursing home survey instrument. One of the purposes of the database is to produce comparative results to help nursing homes identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in their patient safety culture. Comparative results are reported in the aggregate and do not include any information identifying participating nursing homes. Data submission is open until April 21, 2014.