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HCIS / Vaaler Insurance Newsletter – July 2018

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Transportation Safety

Mr. George Adams has lived in his senior living community for the past two years. George has multiple sclerosis and spends a good portion of each day in his wheelchair.

George is an enthusiastic participant in social events and facility sponsored activities. One of his favorite activities is attending worship services on Sunday mornings. George has attended the same church for the past 40 years.
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HCIS / Vaaler Insurance Newsletter – June 2018

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Fall Risk, Recognition and Response

Mrs. Helga Olson and her son John request an appointment for a tour of your Assisted Living facility/Skilled Nursing Facility . Helga arrives holding on to her son’s arm. She appears to have some pain while walking. Helga has a large bruise on her right cheek and right arm. She tells you proudly that she has just celebrated her 83 birthday. She also tells you that she has lived in her current home for 46 years. Her husband died three years ago and she has been living alone since his death.
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HCIS / Vaaler Insurance Newsletter – March-April 2018

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A Gun Shot Is Heard… Preparing for an Active Shooter

Mary has worked in your dietary department for the past seven months. She is known to be quiet and reserved with a warm and caring personality. Today Mary comes to work with significant bruising on the right side of her face and she has a black eye.
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Charting Practices to Reduce Documentation Risk

Mr. George Johnson is an active octogenarian that lives in assisted living with his wife. George’s wife has severe arthritis and she has limited mobility.

George loves to socialize and is frequently seen walking the halls visiting with staff, family members, and residents. George is mentally alert and enjoys completing the daily tabloid crossword puzzle and frequently shares current events from the news.

One-day George’s wife calls for help and George is found lying on the floor of the shower. He has a large gash above his right temple that is bleeding and he is complaining of significant pain on the right side of his chest. George is confused and doesn’t recall what happened.
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HCIS / Vaaler Insurance Newsletter – January 2018

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HCIS / Vaaler Insurance Newsletter – November 2017

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The Holiday Experience

Mrs. Mary Peterson, fell at home in October while attempting to get out of her bathtub. She fell sideways and fractured her hip. She was hospitalized for surgery, transferred to a rehab unit for a short stay, and then was admitted to your facility for continued rehabilitation. Mrs. Peterson’s goal was to return home to her townhome by the holidays or at least be able to live with her daughter for a few weeks before returning home. Mary’s recovery has not gone as she intended and she has not progressed in therapy to the point of being able to return home. Her daughter works during the day and there would be no one to assist Mary while she is away. Additionally, Mary’s daughter lives four hours away and she has children and grandchildren that will be visiting for the holidays.
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