Author Archives: Tricia Perduk

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Preventing Pneumonia and the Flu

Direct support professionals make the difference in early identification and treatment of pneumonia and the flu. If you notice any of the signs and symptoms listed in this alert, please seek support from a medical professional. Read More ›

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Reminder: Upcoming 2022 Annual Analysis

Each year, agency and independent providers are required to conduct an in-depth review and analysis of any MUIs that occurred during the previous calendar year (See section 5123-17-02(L) of the MUI Rule). The goal of this analysis is to identify agency-wide and individual-specific MUI trends & patterns, and then develop action plans to address and mitigate concerning trends. Read More ›

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Thank you from the Summit DD MUI Team

As another year comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to thank our entire provider community for their continued commitment and support of those we both serve.

We could not ensure the health and welfare of those with developmental disabilities in Summit County without your hard work and dedication. I look forward to strengthening our partnership and support for one another in the coming year.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any ideas you may have to improve our relationship or suggestions for new ways to partner in the future. On behalf of the whole Summit DD MUI team, I wish you and yours a very happy holiday season!

-Wayne Hershey, Senior Manager of MUI
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Unapproved Behavioral Supports on the Rise

Identified Trend: Unapproved Behavioral Supports 

After several consecutive years of decreasing uses of Unapproved Behavioral Supports (UBS), we have unfortunately seen an uptick in UBS MUIs this year. Read More ›

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