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Nursing homes: Compliance with Federal and State Regulations with Carol Prosapio

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Today’s podcast interview with Carol Prosapio focuses on educating the public, nursing homes and their staff, about providing good patient care while at all times complying with all the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department of Health and the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Topics covered in this 30-minute interview:

  • Making informed decisions when choosing a nursing home, do your research;
  • Examining compliance requirements and how nursing homes strive for compliance;
  • Increasing nursing home staff to provide increased resident care requirements;
  • Resources for risk analysis, root cause, analysis regarding pressure ulcers;
  • Pain management, fall prevention, infections, personal hygiene and activities.

Carol Prosapio is an accomplished registered nurse with 36 years experience. She served the State of Illinois, the last 11 years, working as a long-term care surveyor. A Health Facilities Surveillance Nurse, for the Illinois Department of Public Health, Carol inspected long-term care facilities to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations. She investigated allegations of abuse, neglect, improper nursing care and misuse of resident funds. Additionally, Carol reviewed records, laws, and procedures, investigating and surveying legal and policy compliance. Carol is an alumnus of Moraine Valley Community College, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Lewis University. 

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