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Long-Term Care Resources

The following websites offer information on Michigan state and federal regulations and guidelines in health care and medication.

OrganizationWeb AddressHow They Can Help
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administrationwww.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubs/manuals/index.htmlManuals listing rules and regulations regarding controlled substances.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencywww.epa.gov/researchProvides guidance, background information and links for proper disposal of unused medications and personal care products.
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Provides current information regarding medications and diseases.
U.S. National Library of Medicinewww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedSource for current research articles useful in establishing best practice guidelines.
World Health Organizationwww.who.int/enWorld Health Organization attempts to coordinate and address health issues worldwide
Centers for Medicare and Medicaidwww.cms.govProvides regulations, reimbursement, latest transmittals, training, links, statistics (MDS, etc) and much more.
Centers for Disease Controlwww.cdc.govnformation and downloads available to assist in coordination of infection control, not limited to influenza. Best practice guidance on alphabetized disease processes.
MCIR: Michigan Care Improvement Registrywww.mcir.orgUseful site for documentation and tracking of vaccinations such as influenza, H1N1 influenza and shingles.
State of Michiganwww.michigan.govWebsite has information pertinent to health providers and licensing.
Medicare Nursing Home Comparewww.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html?Website compares long-term care facilities and posts ratings for 5-Star Quality of Care.
RAI/MDS Informationwww.aanac.org/Education/MDS-EssentialsMDS Certification and Education program. Provides the most up-to-date information gleaned from the CMS site.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Information Site/Tear for MDS 3.0 Draftwww.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/downloads/MDS30Draft.pdfA draft of the current version, and guidance to user on MDS.3.0 in a nice PDF with bookmarks.
National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boardswww.nabweb.org/examinationsA site that gives insight on the requirements for becoming a Long-Term Care Administrator or Assisted Living Administrator.
National Association of Directors of Nursing Administrationwww.nadona.orgThe website encourages membership, provides training, allows for testing for NADONA certifications for Directors of Nursing in Long-Term Care or Assisted Living facilities.