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October 17, 2019
Nursing homes could be subject to worse deficiency outcomes — which could lead to fines and a decreased star rating — if an ombudsman is present during annual surveys, according to new research. Investigators with Penn State and Miami universities...
October 17, 2019
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, AMDA, is partnering with ADVault , creator of digital advance care planning tools, to add clinical content to the MyDirectives® digital platform. AMDA’s advance care planning content, the...
October 9, 2019
Back to all news Antipsychotic Initiators with Alzheimer Disease Accumulate Longer Hospital Stays OCTOBER 08, 2019 Kenny Walter @KwalterMDMag Marjaana Koponen, PhD Alzheimer disease patients can expect more hospital days for a variety of reasons if...
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 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...