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Cannabis use highest among senior population

February 23, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new report has found the use of cannabis has nearly tripled since 2000, but little research has been conducted to show reliable, representative information about usage and attitudes among older adults.

Falls-related ER visits rise in Calif.

February 22, 2017  |  Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
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Surging numbers of seniors—and their lengthening life spans—are keeping emergency rooms busy with visits attributed to falling.

Age-friendly dining

February 22, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Researchers have designed a new tool to assess how elder-friendly a dining space is. Turns out, healthy dining for older adults is about a lot more than food. How would your dining venues rate?

Eastern Washington University adds LTC-focused admin program

February 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Pacific Coast university is testing the legs of a new bachelor’s degree focusing on nursing home and assisted living administration.

Silverado launches program for movement disorders

February 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The national care chain designed the cross-departmental program specifically to support residents with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Activities to prevent memory loss

February 21, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers observed seniors who pick up mentally stimulating activities, even later in life, can help protect themselves against mild cognitive impairment. 

The POLST conversation

February 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Respecting end-of-life wishes is the ultimate goal in a person-centered care environment. So, how can caregivers help residents have "the conversation" and understand their choices?

A birthday surprise

February 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A granddaughter brings her birthday party to the nursing home so grandma could join in the celebration. 

California considers senior LGBT Bill of Rights

February 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The California State Legislature will consider a bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors living in long-term care from gender-based discrimination. 

OptimizeHealth launches IT outsourcing service for LTC

February 16, 2017  |  newswire
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The service puts the management of information technology systems into the cloud and can handle anything from telephone services to data analytics.