Are you prepared for your next survey?
With a pre-survey inspection, we’ll give you a peek at your next survey results — before the inspectors drop in.
What’s it like to have ZERO CITATIONS?
Ask our clients how they felt when they received a clean report. The state and federal regulations experts at BSN Solutions are relentless in preparing you for your surveys using our Survey Management Tools. With BSN working for you, you’ll get the AHCA survey results you need to remain competitive.
Join our growing list of food and nutrition deficiency-free clients including:
- Life Care Center of Palm Bay
- Canterbury Tower Tampa
- Life Care Center of Estero
- Melbourne Terrace
- The Gardens at DePugh at Winter Park
- Savannah Cove of Maitland
- The Palms Rehab & Healthcare Center
- Solaris Daytona
Donna Wildes, NHA, Administrator – Laurel Pointe Health & Rehabilitation
Mock inspections for pre-survey audit
Schedule a Mock Survey for an objective evaluation of the food service, dining and clinical areas in your building. Due to BSN Solutions’ expertise in interpreting the guidelines, we can offer a comprehensive snapshot of your food and dining services.
One of our experienced consultants will walk you through the entire process and provide you with a written report and action plan for remediation. A lot has changed in the CMS Final Rule Guidelines, and we’ve got the inside scoop to share with you.
Access a dietitian by phone during your survey – at no extra cost! Now that’s peace of mind.
Five Star Ratings Matter Now More than Ever
The surge of baby boomers has begun, and these folks have different expectations when it comes to LTC communities. They are likely to start their decision-making process by visiting Nursing Home Compare, the government website that shows the ratings of nursing homes. These ratings are broken down into three weighted categories: annual health inspections, staffing, and quality measures — with outcomes of the health inspections accounting for over half of the overall rating. That’s why compliance to CMS requirements is so incredibly important. Deficiencies, especially recurring ones, can have a huge impact on those precious stars you worked so hard to get.
True or False? Tube Feeding helps to prevent aspiration pneumonia.
Feeding tubes have not been shown to reduce the risk of aspiration or prolong survival in residents with end stage dementia. No interventions consistently prevent aspiration and no tests consistently predict who will develop aspiration pneumonia. (Irene Campbell-Taylor, MB, ChB, PhD;Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Long-Term Care: Misperceptions of Treatment Efficacy)
‘The assessment and management of patients in long term care who have oropharyngeal dysphagia has developed into an apparently complex and distinct field of practice. It is unfortunate that it lacks an evidence base, the efficacy of treatment is not established, and many clinicians are unfamiliar with appropriate and effective interventions because of a lack of training. Some commonly used interventions are not only ineffective but potentially hazardous. Physicians must become more familiar with the assessment process and appropriate management.‘ (J Am Med Dir Assoc 2008;9: 523–531)