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Crash Notes: Freaky Friday News

When a Mistake is No Longer an Accident

An unarmed man, suspected of no crime, who three years ago was shot 16 times by police while lying in his bed, told a Seattle Times reporter in March that he bears no ill will for the cops who shot him. 1,002 more words

What's the Difference between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home?

Basically, there are two different types of care-homes for seniors who are not able to live on their own anymore: “Skilled Nursing Facility” and “Residential Care Facility for the Elderly.” 366 more words

Dementia Basics

CMS Releases the Civil Money Penalty Analytic Tool

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently released the civil money penalty (“CMP”) analytic tool used by CMS Regional Offices (“RO”) to review, approve or modify the proposed fines for nursing facilities (“NF”) and skilled nursing facilities (“SNF”)(collectively “NF”) ( 725 more words


What Is Medical Social Work?

If you read the post Another Whirlwind Weekend, you know that I was in Wilkesboro recently with Derek’s family. My sisters-in-law are both in high school, and they’re starting to think about what they want to do in the future. 532 more words

Social Work

Changes Coming to Nursing Home Compare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has announced that the Nursing Home Compare Five Star Quality Rating System will soon undergo some changes. The rating system has experienced recent criticism for relying too heavily on self-reported data and CMS is taking action. 134 more words

Health Care

My First 5 Weeks

Hey everyone! Well it’s hard to believe but I have been at my first placement for 5 weeks already! My background has mainly consisted of working with the pediatric population and some adult acute, rehab, and outpatient settings. 470 more words


Snapshot of an SNF (skilled nursing facility)

“I was going to sit with my sister and eat my lunch but I can’t.  Because of the smell.”

The administrator attempted to reassure her that the mess was being taken care of, at least to get some Lysol to spray in the room. 168 more words

Social Work