Ask Proactive – Now that standard surveys are beginning to resume, will surveyors still conduct the annual survey if we have active COVID-19 cases in the facility and will it trigger them to combine a Focused Infection Control (FIC) Survey with the annual survey?

Q: Now that standard surveys are beginning to resume, will surveyors still conduct the annual survey if we have active COVID-19 cases in the facility and will it trigger them to combine a Focused Infection Control (FIC) Survey with the annual survey?   A: Yes,...

Ask Proactive – If we have a resident who has a bed that is lowered very close to the floor, and we have a mat beside the bed, and the resident rolls or moves off of the bed onto the mat, is that considered a fall?

Q: If we have a resident who has a bed that is lowered very close to the floor, and we have a mat beside the bed, and the resident rolls or moves off of the bed onto the mat, is that considered a fall?   A: Unfortunately, as you will see in this section from the...