Tag: dementia care

The Unspoken Cost of Restraint

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thankfully, the practice of using physical restraints for older adults living with dementia has largely been relegated to the past. In fact, Linked Senior client Kendal Senior Living Communities led the way nationally in prioritizing the elimination of restraints with their participation in the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative. Between 1996 and 2015, Pennsylvania itself has […]

An Ounce of Prevention Goes a Long Way

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]According to the World Health Organization, 47.5 million people worldwide currently have dementia and there are 7.7 million new cases each year. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and may account for 60-70% of cases. Those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), will commonly express negative emotions and frustration when they […]

Life Enrichment Benefits All of Your Patients – Not Just Those with Dementia

Watching someone’s health or memory start to decline, or witnessing a family member struggling with dementia can be troubling at best. Making the decision to find them a place to life that offers assistance can also be stressful – not only for the family but for their loved one as well. Add to this that […]

Ready for the Financial Impact of the New CMS Survey Tool?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Time is money, and the clock is ticking. CMS recently released updated Survey Tools [HCPRO Article] around dementia, and how it could affect Deaconess Abundant Life Communities from both a financial and compliance standpoint. Even if you already have dementia management tools, chances are they fall short of what’s needed. Linked Senior’s innovative dementia management technology […]

New CMS focused dementia care tools for surveyors

On November 27th 2015, CMS issued a new survey and certification memo, based on the Focused Dementia Care Survey Pilot in 2014 and the 2015 initiative to test the survey type in a few more states. This new survey type examined and puts greats focus on quality of care provided to patients living with dementia. […]

Dementia care, an increased compliance risk

CMS has been changing education related to F-Tags and SNF leaders may not have had enough exposure to the new CMS updated survey guidance and its interpretive guidelines that went into effect Nov. 26, 2014. CMS has recently published memos to its surveyors – and nursing home providers need to understand this new guidance as […]