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As the demand for caregivers in long term care increases, fewer people are drawn to caregiver positions. The ratio of twenty residents to one CNA is now common, preventing any possibility of adequate care, job satisfaction, or staff retention.
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MDS RAI Manual Changes for October 2013
The latest RAI Manual changes have been published by CMS. Updated sections include changes that affect G0110 and G0120 ADL Self-Performance and Support, H0200 Toileting Program, K0710 Percent Intake by Artificial Route, and section O Therapy Services.

There are a number of changes to coding instructions that affect assessments for Significant Change in Status, OMRA, Discharge, and Significant Correction.

There are some changes to instructions for coding CAA completion dates.

All LTCS Books publications will be updated in January 2014 to reflect these changes. 
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New Nursing and Long Term Care Resources
Posted by LTCS on September 2, 2013
How to Write a Care PlanThe LTCS Books site now features a number of very useful resources for nurses and long term care professionals.

The new page State Long Term Care and CNA Regulations has links to each state’s Medicaid program, long term care administrative codes, department of health, and certified nursing assistant training and certification regulations. All of LTCS long term care and home health books are up to date with the latest federal regulations, surveyor guidelines, MDS 3.0, and OASIS-C changes. Now you can download the latest regulatory changes for your state.

Online nursing inservices with narration and graphics make learning a pleasure, and are available at a bargain price.

Books are now available as downloads through Google EBooks.

Look inside each book and view its contents on the Amazon author page for LTCS Books author Debra Collins, RN, RAC-CT.

The new Guide to Online RN to BSN Degrees is a complete guide to every online RN program in the U.S. For each state, online programs are listed and described for every university, giving the exact cost per credit hour and with a link directly to the university’s online RN to BSN or RN to MSN program.
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Finding the Best RN to BSN Online Programs
Posted by LTCS on July 6, 2013
Weeding through Internet information overload can be difficult when it’s very specific information you want. LTCS Books’ new Guide to Online RN Programs makes this way easier.

For each state online programs are listed and described for every university, giving the exact cost per credit hour and with a link directly to the university’s online RN to BSN or RN to MSN program.

At a glance, find out exactly which universities are offering online RN degrees in your state and exactly what the cost of tuition is. Some programs charge as little as $270 per credit hour, others can run as high as $800 per credit hour. What a difference that can make to a budget!

Having the direct links to the programs enables you to examine the strengths and weaknesses of each program in your state.

Guide to Online RN Programs
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Long term care Restorative Nursing programs will see some big changes with the expansion of Medicare to cover Maintenance Therapy.
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99 Google Plus Accounts All Nurses Should Follow
Posted by LTCS on September 2, 2013
Long Term Care Nursing PolicyLPN to BSN Online writes, “Nurses in all specialties will find something useful on Google Plus, and the pages listed in this category cover a wide swath of subject matter suited for just about anyone who wears scrubs to work.”

LTCS Books author Debra Collins, RN, RAC-CT is one of the 99 listed.

“One online venue where many nurses and nursing organizations have started connecting with each other is Google Plus,” writes LPN to BSN Online.

“Many hospitals, clinics, and individual nurses use their Google Plus accounts to share news tidbits and discuss the pressing matters that affect the explosively growing field of nursing.

These Google Plus accounts represent individuals and groups from across the nursing spectrum. This list isn’t a ranking, but a repository of great accounts and communities that any nurse who uses Google Plus should follow. Whether you’re a beginning nursing student or experienced pro, you can make friends and even find your next career opportunity through Google Plus.”
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Your posts have been particularly helpful to me.Just wanted to drop a line down to say "Thank you AND keep 'em coming! " LOL
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Writing Nursing Care Plan Goals
Posted by LTCS on July 9, 2013
The nursing care plan goal can be to prevent a potential problem from occurring, to maintain a present status or level of functional ability, or to resolve a currently existing problem. Goals are usually stated in terms of an action the resident will perform. Elements to focus on in writing the goal are that it is: 

Appropriate – for the resident’s needs, strengths, abilities, and cultural background 

Realistic – reasonably attainable 

Measurable – able to be objectively observed and evaluated 

Resident centered – stated in terms of the resident’s actions 

Time framed – gives a target date or time estimate for attainment of the goal 

Individualized – to the resident’s unique deficits, traits, and preferences 

Specific – each problem has a goal specific to it, although each problem may have more than one goal 

Examples: 

Resident will wash face and hands during morning care every day.

Resident will verbalize understanding of the need to comply with diabetic diet. 

Resident will lose one pound per week over the next thirty days.

Read more about how to write nursing care plans in the book Complete Nursing Care Plans for Long Term Care - 143 nursing care plans in the book and on the CD can be made resident specific and converted to I-care plans in one click. 
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As CEO and President of LTCS Books, Inc., Debra maintains a knowledge base and writes weekly articles on long term care and home health care federal regulatory changes. She has written and published manuals for long term care and home health care documentation on nursing care plans, restorative nursing care plans, psychosocial care plans, activities care plans, home health nursing care plans, home health inservices, MDS 3.o forms for the MDS Coordinator, resources for the Director of Nursing in long term care, nursing policy for long term care, long term care inservices, infection control for long term care, and Medicare/Medicaid documentation. The books are used by over one third of long term care facilities in the United States. Debra has over 25 years experience in long term care and home health care. She worked as an MDS Consultant for many years, and is certified as a Resident Assessment Coordinator by AANAC, the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators. She is a member of the Bloomington Indiana Chamber of Commerce, National Nurses in Business Association, National Association for Female Executives, American Business Women's Association, and Ladies Who Launch.
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