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LifeSpan Network applauds Gov. Hogan for his approval of a 3% rate increase for long-term services and supports (LTSS) providers as part of the state’s fiscal year 2019 budget. Read about it here.

Guidance in creating discharge plans?  Yes, please!  Register now to reserve your seat at one of two Improving Nursing Home Discharge Planning trainings being offered this summer.

There is an increased risk of falls or death among older adults using opioids, reports this article

What you need to know about medical marijuana in Maryland nursing homes. 

DLLR has posted the following guidance on their website for implementation of the new Paid Sick Leave law, effective February 11, 2018:

http://www.dllr.state.md.us/paidleave/

HHS and Maryland have entered into an agreement to continue Maryland’s All Payor Contract under the current terms for one additional year, through December 31, 2019.  Get the details here 

The Discharge Planning Toolkit, the latest asset offered by The Beacon Institute and funded by a grant from OHCQ, offers specific tools and  and resources for facilities when discharging a resident.  

Want to particiapte in advocacy at the State level but are unsure where to begin?  LifeSpan's Public Policy Consultant has created a toolkit of legislative advocacy resources to help guide you.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Penn State College of Nursing invite you to participate in a year-long research project that will help teach your staff how to prevent and manage behavioral problems among your residents while using a wide array of nonpharmacologic approaches, such as optimizing function and physical activity. Learn more about this exciting opportunity.

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