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The importance of data for long-term care

April 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“Whether you’re a standalone facility… or you’re a big organization that has an electronic dashboard, we all need data to do our jobs correctly” Killian-Smith said at the event, held in Schaumburg, Ill.

Ohio nursing home residents: 1 in 5 are under 65 years old

April 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Nursing homes in Ohio are seeing younger residents use the facilities, with one in five long-stay Medicaid residents below the age of 65, according to a study from Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center.

Nursing homes may be illegally refusing residents in need of addiction treatment

April 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Nursing facilities routinely turn away patients seeking post-hospital care if they are taking medicine to treat opioid addiction, a practice that legal experts say violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Researchers looking more closely at role of SNF in transitional care

April 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In a new study, researchers decided to examine the role that SNFs play with regard to older adults' placements in long-term care facilities. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Texas nursing home destroyed in explosion gets brand new facility

April 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Five years after the West fertilizer plant explosion, a nursing home that was destroyed in the blast has regained a sense of normalcy thanks to the resilience and pride in the community.

SNFs losing referrals to competitors

April 18, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Skilled nursing admissions are driven largely by referrals from area acute-care settings, but that doesn’t mean that operators can’t look at their marketing efforts the way private-pay senior living providers do.

Issues in Nebraska and Kansas nursing homes may affect facilities and patients nationwide

April 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A Wood-Ridge-based company that owns or operates more than 100 nursing homes around the country has failed to make payroll in Nebraska and Kansas, leading regulators to take over 36 homes serving thousands of patients.

White patients in senior health center chose caregivers by race, according to lawsuit

April 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Five black workers at a senior-health center in Zeeland say their employer granted requests by some white clients that only white workers provide their care.

Many treatments that target beta-amyloid protein are experimental for Alzheimer's

April 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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These beta-amyloid plaques are the focus of many experimental treatments that researchers are currently developing. 

AARP survey shows LGBT seniors have harder time finding room for them in assisted living

April 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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For LGBT seniors who don’t have family or children to care for them in their golden years, finding assisted-living housing can be hard. Finding senior housing that is welcoming to same-sex couples who want to continue to co-habitate is even harder.