Category: Nursing Blog

Medicare’s open enrollment begins October 15, 2020 and ends December 7, 2020.  During Medicare’s open enrollment, Medicare recipients can change their current plan to a privatized managed care plan (MCO) or if a recipient is currently enrolled in the managed care plan (MCO) they can re-enroll into traditional Medicare. It’s important to choose a Medicare […]

In March 2020, CMS released information regarding waivers of the inpatient qualifying stay requirements for residents who plan on admitting into a SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility) for aftercare following a hospital visit.  In the MLN SE20011 (revised) publication, CMS stated that Medicare recipients who did not meet the traditional three midnight qualifying stay for skilled nursing (part A), would be allowed […]

This new year brings many changes to our Medicare program.  Everyone needs to be looking for and educating all your residents and families that Medicare will be issuing new Medicare cards beginning April 1, 2018.  These new cards will not display any social security number as they will be a random number derived from the […]

A person with dementia may be more sensitive to noise. Noise affects people differently from a mild response or catastrophic reaction. Some may have a threshold of a few minutes and others may become overwhelmed after an hour. Each person’s coping style to noise is different. Their individual coping style and personal tolerance to noise […]