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:
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- 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)
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:
The form is available here:
Instructions for the form are available here:
Questions may be directed to ODM at StandardAuthForm@medicaid.ohio.gov
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