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Should you allow employees to carry concealed weapons at work?

September 16, 2016  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

"My employees want to carry a concealed weapon to work." The decision to allow or prohibit "concealed carry" on your premises is a lot more complicated than you think, even if state law allows it.

Genesis Healthcare reaches $52.7 million settlement

September 9, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Genesis Healthcare has reached an agreement in principal on settlement terms for four separate U.S. Department of Justice investigations in the amount of $52.7 million, to be paid in a five-year period. 

Resident death shines spotlight on shift changes

September 6, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A resident death at a five-star facility shows that accidents can happen anywhere—and serves as a reminder to shore up documentation and diligence during shift changes.

Brookdale resident found dead on bus

August 31, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A resident boarded a bus for a weekly ride around town. She was found dead on the bus more than 29 hours later. 

LTC organizations secure discount for movie night licenses

August 29, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The old reel-to-reel movies may have given way to DVDs and streaming videos, but keeping your “movie night” legal still requires public performance license. Luckily, there's a sale on licenses for the rest of 2016.

Defuse disputes with arbitration clauses

August 26, 2016  |  Nancy Reynolds, JD

Properly drafted arbitration clauses can help reduce resident disputes, but families may still need help understanding the terms.

Flu season: An opportunity for training

August 26, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Despite sunshine and warm temperatures, influenza season is right around the corner. Are your staffers trained in the policies and protocols concerning vaccinations?

Fla. judge says resident death is manslaughter

August 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A Florida court has charged an assisted living LPN with aggravated manslaughter—a felony charge rarely seen in the assisted living setting and one that comes with serious jail time.

Training, practice and technology pay off in real emergencies

July 21, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek

Two real-life incidents show the importance of preparedness and training, so if the worst happens, your staff is ready.

OSHA launches anti-retaliation rules for injury and illness reporting

July 1, 2016  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has passed rules that forbid retaliation and discrimination for reporting injuries, including post-accident drug testing and "incentive" programs that retaliate against those who bring workplace safety...

Leftover medications

June 16, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The new Drug Enforcement Agency rules on medication reclamation and disposal protocols have been out since October 2014, but some nursing homes are still using improper methods to deal with unused or expired medications.

One in five nursing home residents victim of elder abuse

June 16, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment is highly prevalent in nursing homes, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. 


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