New California POLST Form

A new version of the California Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form goes into effect on October 1, 2014.  There are a number of changes to the form, including reordering of sections, renaming of some items, and the addition of treatment goals.

Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

Ensuring that residents’ wishes are honored at the end of life is one of the greatest responsibilities for an assisted living provider. Accomplishing this can be challenging due to a variety of factors, including regulatory conflicts, communication issues, and unfortunately a lack of education. The POLST, or Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form was […]

California POLST Form Updated

On April 1 of this year, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California announced that the California version of the POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) form has been updated. Updates include a change to the color of paper the form is to be printed on (now Ultra Pink) and changes to some of […]

Tuesday Tip: Understanding Advance Directives

With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas […]

Tuesday Tip: Have You Heard Of The POLST?

With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas […]