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Preparing for Section GG

Although it is not yet clear when there will be a final version of the details related to the newest addition to the MDS, Section GG, Functional Abilities and Goals, it is clear that this is going to be a reality on October 1 of this year.

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Catch a falling star

In all the discussion around the changes in the Five-Star Quality Rating System, one area has been neglected: how a facility's ranking could hinder a skilled nursing facility's ability to receive a mortgage.

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Out of the Box: A New Look at Fall Prevention in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Falls are a common issue in the elderly population and a major concern in facilities that serve this population.   Aside from the direct injury falls can incur, residents are also at risk of loss confidence.   Their fear of falling often leads to social isolation and depression.   We all agree preventing falls is of great importance, but many of us could use some fresh ideas to improve falls prevention in our facilities.   Below are some evidence-based options…

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