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Alerts/Announcements

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.

 

 
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

 

Provider Lists & Survey Results


State Licensed-Only Providers

Federal Certification and State Licensure Providers

Informational Letters

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Bureau of Facility Standards
Attn: Long Term Care Program
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0009
 
Physical Address:
3232 W. Elder St
Boise ID 83705
 
Email:
fsb@dhw.idaho.gov
Office Phone:
(208) 334-6626 then Option 2
 
Office Fax:
(208) 364-1888
 
MDS Help Desk:
(800) 263-5339 or (208) 378-5898
 

 
       
  
 

 

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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 

https://www.ltc-portal.com/Portal/ProviderLogin.aspx

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