Minimum Data Set – see MDS

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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April 18

Spreading thanks

Houston and North Greenbush, NY 

Residents of Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, a senior living community in Houston, recently held a virtual "gratitude party" for residents of Eastwyck Village of North Greenbush, NY, to thank them for their assistance after Hurricane Harvey.