Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Social Media Guidance for Providers


This week, AHCA/NCAL released a social media guidance document  that can help providers ensure that social media is used correctly in their centers.

The document combats social media misuse, which has become an issue in the U.S. Senate and across the country. Inappropriate use of social media in the long term and post-acute care realm can result in breaches of resident privacy, violations of personal-professional boundaries, legal issues and damage to the care center’s reputation. 

However, when used correctly, social media can be beneficial in the long term and post-acute care field. Providers use social media platforms to communicate with their residents, families and community, which can improve resident care. The document aims to make social media a useful tool for providers.

For more information about social media guidance, please contact Dianne De La Mare

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