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What is Person-Centered Care?

Person-Centered Care There has been a lot of buzz about personalized care. Can you talk about the need for personalized care? “Great question. At the end of the day, as Health Care Professionals, we get caught up in the scope of practice between medicine, physicians, nursing, therapy, etc. Sometimes those discussions end up in the […]

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Overcoming Chaos in Your Nursing Home

We are talking about chaos this week. Unfortunately, there is chaos on every level in most skilled nursing organizations. Can you talk a little bit about the chaos in nursing homes today? 1. The primary issue we are dealing with now is changes in the regulation. They have caused infrastructure, policy and procedural changes in […]

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The LTC Story to watch for 2018

Avoiding re-hospitalizations This article is right on. While it isn’t new news, re-hospitalizations will continue to be a hot topic. Avoiding (re)hospitalizations to be exact. The bottom line is that the United States healthcare costs continue to climb with no correlating improvement in quality. The most impactful ways to lower costs are: • Develop nursing […]

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Unparalleled Changes in Skilled Nursing Regulations

“For the past 30 years, regulations didn’t change in long-term care, but now we are in a whirlwind of change.” – Mike Carson, COO of Grace Healthcare Can you talk a little about current regulations? How have these changes in regulations impacted your organization? “Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the entire […]

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Denise Ogden chosen as AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Senior Examiner

We are proud to recognize Denise Ogden as she was just selected to be a 2018 AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Senior Examiner. Denise Ogden has over 30 years of experience in Long Term Care, ten of which were spent as a Multi-Center Operator specializing in Skilled, Assisted Living and Continuing Care Communities in the states of […]

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How to Make Your Vision a Reality

Vision In business or personal life, vision is where it all starts. Imagine being 20 years old, living in your parent’s garage and selling your car to follow your vision. This is exactly what Steve Jobs did to create the prototype for Apple 1. While I am not advocating to sell all of your personal […]

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COMS helps Veterans this Holiday Season

In 2017, COMS introduced a “COMS Gives Back” program, supporting different charity organizations around the Cleveland, OH area. As part of our charities for the year, we collected donations for the Louis V. Stokes VA Medical Center. We collected magazines, DVDs, personal items, home goods, and food items. As part of the donations, COMS encouraged […]

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How to prepare for Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship What is Antibiotic Stewardship? It is a coordinated program that promotes the appropriate use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics), improves patient outcomes, reduces microbial resistance, and decreases the spread of infections caused by multi drug-resistant organisms. Mega Rule Phase 2 As part of the new Mega Rule Phase 2 of implementation and the overhaul […]

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COMS Interactive and PointClickCare Announce new Interoperable Solution

COMS Interactive and PointClickCare Deliver Integrated Solution to Help Providers Achieve Greater Clinical Transparency and Quality Outcomes Industry Leaders Work Together to Improve Care Coordination and Quality Standards by Embedding Evidence-based Clinical Content Directly Within the PointClickCare EHR Platform Broadview Heights, OH – November 6, 2017 – COMS Interactive, the clinical care and quality improvement […]

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Navigating The New Rule: Person-Centered Care

Requirements of Participation In September 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long awaited revised Requirements for Participation under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs known as the Final Rule or Mega Rule. The first of the comprehensive changes went into effect November 2016 and will be phased in over three years. […]

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