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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care has slashed its use of antipsychotics to just 3 percent by retraining its staff and implementing a strict “just say no” policy.
The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care started an intergenerational living program to give new life to aging services and solve staff shortages at the same time.
By Alex Gardner, CFO, SmartLinx
Human capital management is the key to better corporate performance and the financial bottom line.
Many of the new care recommendations involve adults with hypertension or cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes.
The rideshare company announced its latest partnership with startup company Circulation to expand non-emergency medical transportation options.
The 2017-2018 flu season is just beginning, but experts hint that it could ramp up earlier and be more severe than usual.
More physicians are warming to the idea of video-recorded advance care wishes. Does your facility offer this ability to residents?
A Missouri skilled nursing program reduced unnecessary hospitalizations by nearly 50 percent by using full-time APRNs, according to a CMS report.
A new study finds acetaminophen and ibuprofen relieve pain as effectively as Percocet, Vicodin or Tylenol No. 3, suggesting a pain management option without risk of addiction.
The FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx) is a diagnostic test that can detect gene mutations for cancer, and its potential to help patients has spurred the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pay for qualifying beneficiaries to be screened.
The first new high blood pressure guidelines in a decade suggest keeping blood pressure lower than previously recommended in order to improve cardiovascular and kidney health in later years.
TENA's premium incontinence products, made by Essity, are getting a makepover in breathable materials for better skin health.
Look, Gramma—no batteries! This new wheelchair operates using pressurized air instead of heavy batteries and electronics and recharges in just 10 minutes.