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Bees and memories: the potential impact of royal jelly on Alzheimer's treatment

December 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The discovery promises to have an impact far beyond the niche field of melittology. 

Minnesota set to treat Alzheimer's with marijuana in 2019

December 4, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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State adding disease to list eligible for treatment with cannabis, despite some reservations. 

CMS will up its weekend inspections of nursing homes

December 4, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The CMS notified state survey agencies it will use payroll-based staffing data to identify facilities with reduced weekend staffing, and require the agencies to conduct at least 50% of off-hours surveys of those facilities on weekends, starting immediately...

Beyond Survey: Creating a Culture of Staff Competency

November 27, 2018  |  Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, Curriculum Development Specialist, American Association of Directors of Nursing Services
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As nurse leaders, we often take for granted that staff have the necessary skills and knowledge to adequately and safely care for the diverse needs of all our residents, especially new admissions. 

DC, Virginia long-term care costs steadily rising

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a report shows the median annual cost of a private room in a nursing home went up nearly 7.7 percent to $102,200 from 2017 to 2018.

Investors keep buying into skilled nursing facilities

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Investment in skilled nursing facilities hasn’t slowed down despite persistent dark clouds surrounding the industry’s outlook.

NJ council recommends changes to improve end-of-life care

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on End-of-Life Care recommended a number of things that can be done to strengthen patient priorities and wishes at the end of life, and avoid unnecessarily care treatments.

Hormone-targeting Alzheimer's trial ready to begin as final patient selected

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Final patient will complete trial in 4 months (3 months on treatment with a follow-up 1 month after treatment).

Heavy hospice caseloads, delayed unionization hurting care

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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John Shannon’s growing caseload was causing the social worker in hospice care to rush from patient to patient.

Recent animal trials predict ability to cut Alzheimer's, dementia in half

November 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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n the animal trials researchers said the experimental vaccine showed it could delay the effects of the degenerative brain disease.