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MayoClinic Alzheimers Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find information on the basics, treatment and control of alzheimers disease.
MayoClinic Healthy Aging
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn the basics of senior health, explore health issues, and take control.
Minimum Data Set (MDS) 2.0
By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Assists computer software designers in meeting State and Federal requirements for Medicare and Medicaid nursing facilities concerning the encoding and electronic transmission of MDS 2.0 assessments. These nursing facilities must complete, record, encode and transmit the MDS for all residents in their facility, regardless of age, diagnosis, length of stay or payment category.
Nursing Home eTool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Addresses common hazards and controls found in the nursing home industry.
OSHA Safecare Advisor
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Help you identify occupational safety and health hazards in nursing homes and similar long term health care facilities.
By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). RAVEN is a computerized data entry system for long term care facilities that offers users the ability to collect Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments in a database and transmit those assessments in CMS-standard format to your State database. The data entry software imports and exports data in standard MDS record format, maintains facility, resident, and employee information, enforces data integrity via rigorous edit checks, and provides comprehensive on-line help. It includes a data dictionary, RUGs and RAPs calculators, and your state section S form, if CMS has approved that form.