A Long Term Care Facility’s design and function is to meet the health needs of two or more elderly or disabled individuals who, at a minimum, require inpatient care and services, for twenty-four or more consecutive hours.
Inpatient care is necessary for unstable or chronic health problems requiring:
Medical supervision is necessary on a regular, but not daily, basis.
Payment Source Types:
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We are getting a lot of questions on implementation of Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes. The enhanced precautions from the CDC are not a requirement at this time, rather a potential standard of practice from a nationally recognized source.
The following is a link to FAQ’s from the CDC;
Should a facility choose to implement Enhanced Barrier Precautions as a component of the Infection Control program, we would suggest the following steps:
At some point this may need to be implemented as part of your Infection Prevention program but not at this time.
I am pleased to announce the process to apply for Mini-Grants to implement technology to improve the quality of life for residents in your nursing facilities is complete.
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Reported events need to include both the event AND the facility's investigation results for that event. Standard reporting guidelines still apply. IMPORTANT: when ready to submit a new reportable event make certain you select and click on the Send icon, not the Save icon - the Save icon just places the report in DRAFT status and does not submit the report.The URL for the portal site has been corrected on page 2 of the instructions. The correct URL is
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