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Performance improvement through staff training and workforce development.

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Preparing for a PREA Audit

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Effective Staff Development For Community Employment

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The work of getting people a job is the hardest of work. Direct support staff that facilitate community employment for people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are sometimes overlooked as a valuable resource for change. Cary Griffin, a senior partner at Griffin-Hammis Associates, answered a few questions for Relias Learning on how provider agencies can hire, develop, and...

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Get Ready, Post-Acute to Join in the Fun of Readmission Penalties

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The Affordable Care Act’s mandate for payment reductions for hospitals with high rates of readmissions is heading toward the post-acute industry.

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National Police Week: Taking a Moment to Honor all Serving in Law Enforcement

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This week from May 11th to the 17th is reserved to honor the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. National Police Week gives recognition to those who risk their lives on a daily basis for the protection of the general population.

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Addressing the aging prisoner population

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I recently read an article (link here) about the rapidly growing number of elderly prisoners currently incarcerated. This article references a 104 page report documenting the statistics and living conditions for elderly prisoners. A few key points jumped out to me:

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5 Ways to Motivate Staff to Use Online Training

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You know the eye rolls. The restlessness. They come just after you announce a training class. It’s training malaise! And it isn’t welcome in a training-intensive senior care environment. Developing a corporate attitude that welcomes training is just another type of change management. We’ve all had to learn new policies and procedures, and eventually they become second nature.

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Antipsychotics & Beyond: What You Need to Know

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched an initiative in early 2012 to improve dementia care in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities nationwide through a combination of better reporting and technical assistance; increased public awareness; regulatory oversight; and enhanced education and outreach.

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Reducing Hospitalization…One Infection at a Time

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I recently had the opportunity to participate in a webinar for the Indiana Health Care Association in which an overview of Infection Control was presented.  I wanted to share some key take-aways that everyone in our industry should keep in mind.

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OIG Work Plan 2013: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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Now that you’ve had time to read and relish the nine new items on the OIG Work Plan for nursing homes, let’s review the repeat favorites. Just as a reminder, if these are the target areas that the OIG is concentrating on, make them your target areas as a part of your compliance and internal audit plan.

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Medication Reconciliation: Where to Start in Reducing Rehospitalizations

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In the many years I walked the halls of the skilled nursing facilities where I worked as regional manager, I saw residents go through a revolving door from facility to hospital and truly experienced the “reducing rehospitalization” issue first hand. While I don’t have all the answers, there is one area of the transition of care from hospital to post-acute that I believe truly impacts the...

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