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Alerts/Announcements

APIC Resources for LTC related to COVID-19 - Friday, March 27, 2020

APIC is making available free resources related to coronavirus/COVID-19 for Long Term Care facilities

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Idaho Health Alerts - Friday, March 20, 2020

If you are not receiving Idaho Health Alerts from your local Health District, please make sure you are signed up at

https://health.dhw.idaho.gov/idhan/

If you are signed up and still not receiving alerts, please check your profile and make sure it is current with the appropriate role(s) assigned.

 
LTC Providers Reporting Portal Maintenance - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The LTC Providers Reporting portal is scheduled for routine maintenance on April 5, 2020.  As a result of this scheduled maintenance the portal will not be available from 2 AM (MDT)/ 1 AM (PDT) through 4 AM (MDT)/3 AM (PDT).

 
CMS Updated Guidance for Nursing Homes - Revised 03/13/20 - Monday, March 16, 2020

CMS has issued revised guidance for all federally certified nursing facilities via memo QSO-20-14-NH, that has significant impact on all nursing facilities.  This guidance is available from CMS through their web site.

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Idaho Public Health Districts Link - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

This is the link for the Idaho Public Health Districts

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CDC Enhanced Precautions - Thursday, December 19, 2019

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;

https://www.cdc.gov/hai/containment/faqs.html

Should a facility choose to implement Enhanced Barrier Precautions as a component of the Infection Control program, we would suggest the following steps: 

  • Approval by the Medical Director, QAPI program 
  • Development of Policy and Procedure, potentially updating the facility assessment      
  • Staff training         
  • Monitoring of the implementation and outcomes

At some point this may need to be implemented as part of your Infection Prevention program but not at this time.

 
Environmental Sanitation Resources - Thursday, March 26, 2020

CDC recommendations for environmental sanitation products related to coronavirus/COVID-19.

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RespectChoices.org COVID-19 Planning Tools - Thursday, March 26, 2020

RespectChoices.Org is making COVID-19 planning tools available through June 30, 2020.

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LTC Technology Mini-Grants - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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.  

Grant Guidelines

Application Information

 

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Bureau of Facility Standards
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0009
 
Physical Address:
3232 W. Elder Street
Boise, ID 83705
E-mail:
fsb@dhw.idaho.gov 
 
Office Phone:
(208) 334-6626 then Option 3 

Fax Number:
(208) 364-1888