Surveyors to give advance directives a closer look in nursing homes

Surveyors will be looking more closely at how skilled nursing facilities deal with advance directives, including how they educate, inform and assist residents in exercising their right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment and formulate an advance directive. On Nov. 26, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released an update to the […]

POLST cover sheets answer consumer questions at RCFEs and SNFs

In response to increasing concerns regarding how POLST is being administered in some assisted living communities and skilled-nursing facilities, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California partnered with the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) and California Assisted Living Association (CALA) to develop provider-specific one-page POLST cover sheets entitled Key Facts about POLST for Residents […]