Search Results for: Blood Pressure

How much does blood pressure matter?

Older adults may reduce their risk of cardiovascular problems and stroke by taking an extra-aggressive approach to blood pressure management, says a NEJM study. Read More »

Blood pressure app aids in treatment choices

By comparing lifestyle changes, a new app can help caregivers optimize blood pressure treatment.  Read More »

Target blood pressure level adjustment

The Eight Joint National Committee (JNC 8) recently updated its guidelines and raised the blood pressure threshold for seniors. Read More »

First Clinical Guidance for Controlling High Blood Pressure in the Elderly Released

Faced with an aging patient population and compelling data that confirm the benefits of blood pressure-lowering medications in seniors 80 years and Read More »

Best Practices in Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Pressure ulcers occur in 17% to 28% of patients over 70 years old in nursing homes, and they can be a serious health concern. Read More »

Pressure ulcers: What we don’t know can hurt us

Knowledge about the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers has come a long way, but has it come far enough to prevent and reduce the incidence of this problem in long-term care? Read More »

Prevent pressure ulcers: Is it possible?

Age alone is not the only contributing factor to pressure ulcer development. It is also about the inconveniences of old age such as impaired mobility, poor nutrition, changes in mental status or chronic diseases. High blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes affect blood flow to organs including the skin, increasing the risk of pressure ulcers. Read More »

Pressure ulcers threaten nursing home residents and facility’s bottom line

A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed what many nursing home residents and employees already know—pressure Read More »

Is pressure ulcer prevention alive and well?

Prevention of pressure ulcers is a constant process for long-term care facilities, but vitally important to preserve residents' health and avoid Read More »

New and improved: 2007 pressure ulcer definitions

Advances in wound care science and knowledge occur every day. In February 2007, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), via a consensus Read More »

Focus On…Wound Care: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: An Option for Hard-to-Heal Wounds

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: An Option for Hard-to-Heal Wounds Read More »

Battling Pressure Ulcers: Consistency Means Success

Battling Pressure Ulcers: Consistency Means SuccessINTERVIEW WITH COURTNEY H. LYDER, ND Pressure ulcers are a cloud that hovers over long-term care Read More »

Ways to Use Music to Benefit Senior Care Residents: Part I

Humans have enjoyed music for thousands of years, but music offers more benefits than just enjoyment. Read More »

How Senior Care Community Design is Changing to Become More Pet-Friendly

As more studies reveal the benefits of pets, senior care communities are increasingly adopting pet-friendly approaches. Read More »

Early Illness Detection in Residents Saves Missouri Nursing Homes and Payers $32 Million

Early illness detection has long been recognized for its importance in improving nursing home resident recovery and health outcomes. It's also a money-saver. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Harness the Benefits of Meditation for Residents and Staff

Meditation offers many benefits, from increased relaxation to lowered stress and more. Read More »

Guide to Safely Spending Time Outside

Because of the pandemic, letting residents go outside requires more thought and planning than it has in previous years. But it's still highly worthwhile. Read More »

CDC: Protect Staff With Underlying Conditions Against COVID-19

Staff at skilled nursing facilities and other senior care facilities risk serious illness if infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

Use Caution with Heartburn Medications

As a senior care leader, prescribing or distributing medications, it’s critical to know the latest pharma recalls and modified warning labels Read More »

Battling Dehydration Among Seniors

Many seniors are chronically dehydrated — and their symptoms easily misdiagnosed. Help your residents avoid the serious health consequences of dehydration. Read More »

Alcohol Abuse Among Seniors

Older adults have some of the highest rates of alcoholism, and these rates are on the rise. If you find any of your residents appear to be showing signs of an alcohol problem, it may be time to intervene. Read More »

Involving the Wider Community

It’s not always easy, but bringing the outside world to your residents can benefit everyone involved. Read More »

Tech-driven care transitions

Navigating hospital discharges and post-acute care in the tech-focused era is about more than Meaningful Use compliance. Read More »

Student nurses make the rounds

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home. Read More »

The polypharmacy epidemic

Medication management can reduce the number of unnecessary prescriptions, many of which have potentially harmful side effects, and can improve overall health. Read More »

ADA releases 2018 diabetes care guidelines

Many of the new care recommendations involve adults with hypertension or cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes. Read More »

Treat hypertension earlier and keep it lower, new guidelines say

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. Read More »

Disability linked to heart health

Researchers explored the connection between disability and the American Heart Association's guidelines for cardiovascular health in older Latin Americans. Read More »

Hypertension in the female 40s: A big risk-booster for dementia

Increased risk factors for dementia can begin earlier in life than you think, especially for hypertensive women. Read More »

Fur-ever homes for man’s best friend

It’s a doggone heartwarming story of how pet companions can fight depression and reduce isolation. Read More »