A press release issued today by the Tennessee Department of Health states that the Office of Health Care Facilities has secured a CMP grant totaling more than $370,000 to provide training for 749 people including nursing home direct care staff members, state surveyors and managers, State Long-Term Care Ombudsmen and members of the Tennessee Advancing Excellence [...]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a national action plan aimed at reducing the use of antipsychotics by raising public awareness, increasing public reporting, regulatory oversight and research and assistance. The Eden Alternative has responded by launching two new groundbreaking programs to help reduce the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs: Reframing Dementia and Dementia Beyond Drugs.
Recently, in New Orleans, The Green House Project team had two different opportunities to interact with thought leaders who are impacting the future. First, we participated in a round table discussion with Strategic Development Partners, where we joined a diverse group from healthcare, education and finance to contemplate the vision for sustainable, livable communities. Next, during the AHCA-NCAL Independent Owners conference, the focus on quality as an economic imperative, sparked many substantive conversations about the role The Green House Project can play in long term care innovation.
The Green House Project is looking forward to the opportunity to participate in the AHCA-NCAL Independent Owners Conference March 15. The Green House Project is a radically new, national model for skilled nursing care that returns control, dignity and a sense of well-being to elders, their families and direct care staff.
On Monday, February 27, 2012, the Florida House Health and Human Services Committee will consider a proposed bill that is the House version of Senate Bill1516. Like SB1516, it will more than likely substantially alter how services are prioritized and individual consumer iBudget allocations are decided. A bill surfacing this late in the process means [...]
The Long-Term Living team is packing up its reporter’s notebooks and walking shoes in preparation for the busy fall conference season. First stop: Las Vegas, next Sunday through Wednesday (September 18-21), for the AHCA/NCAL (American Health Care…