Tuesday Tip: Are You Following Up On Falls?

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: Stay Current on Staff Training

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 …

Food Safety: What Do Those Packaging Stamps Mean?

Licensees who purchase and prepare foods for residents in licensed facilities are expected to select, store, prepare, and serve food in a safe and healthful manner. In an effort to keep consumers informed of food safety and freshness, several designations have been established in an effort to protect us from expired and potentially harmful food stuffs. …

REMINDER TO OBTAIN INFLUENZA (FLU) VACCINATIONS

The California Department of Social Services sent this important reminder in their recent Adult and Senior Care Update:

Tuesday Tip: Hold On To Your Old Records

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 …

CMS Releases Discharge Checklist

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a planning checklist for persons preparing to leave a hospital or other healthcare setting.  According to CMS, the voluntary checklist is “intended to encourage patients and caregivers to actively participate in the discharge planning process.”

Tuesday Tip: Staff Personnel File

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: Emailing California’s Community Care Licensing Division

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 …

Flu Season Is Here Again

How Serious is the Flu? Each year in the United States, on average: 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and; About 36,000 people die from flu. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high …

OSHA Considers Strengthening Personal Protective Equipment Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a proposed rule on August 19 that could expose employers to liability on a per-employee basis for personal protective equipment violations.  See the press release from OSHA below for more information: