While persistent pain may be common in older adults, it is not a normal part of the aging. Most nursing home residents have at least one condition associated with pain. In this episode, the Conversation is about the types of pain, what opioids should or shouldn’t be used for pain management in long-term care and alternative pain management strategies that have shown to benefits patients.
The CMS National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) Public Reporting of Missing Digital Contact Information Report is now available on data.cms.gov here. The Report contains the names and NPIs of those providers who do not have digital contact information included in the NPPES system as of December 17, 2021. Endpoints allow health care providers to […]
“Perseverance, grit, and overcoming the odds contributed to my success and my hope is that people feel inspired and uplifted by this emotional spot.” Referencing Jessica’s extraordinary journey, the spot ends with the line, “We believe there is hope and strength in all of us.” As well as airing the 60-second TV spot during a […]
Reducing Immediate Jeapardy Citations and Improving Quality of Care The Challenge Nursing home (NH) staff care for residents with increasingly diverse and complex needs, and as a result, maintaining a high quality of care is a continual source of concern. To determine whether NHs follow federal standards of care, state survey agencies conduct unannounced annual […]