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September 17, 2019
Aspiration pneumonia is a leading cause of death among the elderly. However, a new study in the September issue of JAMDA suggests that the long-term prognosis for this condition is poor due to underlying morbidity, rather than because of the...
September 16, 2019
As technological innovations enable next of kin to remain apprised of the elderly’s daily care in long-term care facilities, surveillance cameras bring legal and privacy issues to the forefront of a complex ethical debate. Families place them...
September 10, 2019
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, executive director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine in Columbia, MD, has been named by the...
September 3, 2019
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The secret to eternal youth might be inside your favorite fall choices at the farmer's market.There are three nutrients we all need to stay forever young. A new study just released followed adults and found a few nutrients...
August 30, 2019
Louisville-based long-term-care facility operator Signature Healthcare LLC has issued an all encompassing mandate for flu vaccines heading into the 2019-20 flu season. The company is mandating that all employees and facility residents get a flu...
August 29, 2019
A new influenza vaccination policy announced Wednesday by Louisville, KY-based Signature HealthCARE will apply to all employees, residents, patients, volunteers, vendors and others in any of the organization’s assisted living, memory care, skilled...
August 26, 2019
A new model may let providers predict how likely it is for a skilled nursing facility post-surgical patient to be readmitted to the hospital. Cleveland Clinic researchers developed their model to assess the readmission risk of surgical patients...
August 23, 2019
Yet another glorious summer bites the dust, and fall colors are looming around the corner. Similarly, on October 1, SNFs, and their extended summer fling with RUGs, morph into the uncertainty of the Patient-Driven Payment Model. The falling...
August 22, 2019
It’s no secret that while the entire nursing home industry has a labor problem, there is significant concern over whether enough geriatricians are entering the field. The United States needs to start training about 1,600 geriatricians per year for...
August 21, 2019
TELEHEALTH: WHY NOT IN NURSING HOMES? — Virtual care could save frail, elderly patients from being shunted from the nursing home to the emergency department – a trip that could disorient them and worsen their conditions, especially if it’s not...