The Academy of Senior
Health Sciences, Inc.
17 South High Street
Suite 770
Columbus, OH 43215
614.461.1922
800.999.6264
Fax: 614.461.7168
cmurray@seniorhealthsciences.org



 

The Academy of Senior Health Sciences, Inc. (formerly The Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes, Inc.) seeks to provide public education and awareness initiatives to the long-term care community in Ohio. Our membership represents a true cross-section of the skilled nursing facility profession, from small sole proprietorships to larger Ohio-based multi-facility companies, as well as those businesses that service our industry. Through our public education and awareness efforts, the Academy brings the collective influences of the members together into a single voice on vital issues affecting our profession.

Founded in 1966, the Academy then identified one of its core purposes as "To foster a spirit of goodwill among those persons engaged in the nursing home industry, to promote ethical practices in their relationships with each other, their employees, and the general public to the end that all interests may be served fairly..." Though the organization has undergone several transformations over the years, most notably in 2011, its dedication and commitment to Ohio's most frail and elderly remains the same.

 The Academy Weekly Headlines from 2 Weeks Ago
ODH releases AL survey data —  The Ohio Department of Health released their annual report on residential care facility surveys done in 2018. The report shows an increase in surveys over the past three years. Complaint and combined surveys are responsible for the increase. The report also includes the top ten citations:
  • R559 Food Storage and Contamination (113)
  • R614 Fire Drills and Self Evacuation (103)
  • R339 Medications Given as Prescribed (46)
  • R563 Kitchen and Dining Sanitation & Disposal of Waste (38)
  • R711 Rights of Residents (38)
  • R661 Housekeeping/Maintenance, Garbage Receptacles, and Pest Control (34)
  • R338 Medication Administration (28)
  • R313 Resident Health Assessment (27)
  • R700 Duties of Administrator (27)
  • R400 Tuberculosis Control Plan (27)
  • R391 Resident Incidents (25)
Please click here to view the full report.

AL service rule up for review —  The Department of Aging has notified the Academy that the assisted living service rule, 173-39-02.16, is up for five year rule review. ODA only plans on making technical and cross-reference changes.

Reminder: Providers must accept standardized HPI release form —  The Ohio Department of Medicaid created a standardized health protected information (HPI) release form that providers can use in order to simplify the process. Providers are not required to use the form; however, providers are required to accept the form.
A fact sheet on the form is available here:
https://medicaid.ohio.gov/Portals/0/Providers/SAF/SAF.pdf
The form is available here:
https://medicaid.ohio.gov/Portals/0/Resources/Publications/Forms/ODM10221fillx.pdf
Instructions for the form are available here: https://medicaid.ohio.gov/Portals/0/Resources/Publications/Forms/ODM10221i.pdf
Questions may be directed to ODM at StandardAuthForm@medicaid.ohio.gov

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