MDS (Minimum Data Set)

A core set of screening and assessment elements for all individuals residing in Medicare or Medicaid covered long-term care facilities. The comprehensive form includes common definitions and coding categories, which form the foundation for a resident’s overall assessment. Items standardize communication about resident problems and conditions within facilities, between facilities and outside agencies.

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Feb. 21

Handmade holiday

Rochester, NY

Residents of St. John's recently were surprised with handmade Valentine's Day cards and gifts from local elementary school students.