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AARP ranks Oklahoma low in quality of care, other key categories

September 7, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Several important indicators gauging the quality of care in Oklahoma’s nursing homes rank near or at the bottom in the U.S., according to a recent report released by the AARP Public Policy Institute.

As models change, clinicians are poised to lead healthcare into value-based care

September 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

"Clinicians are the face of healthcare. We interface with patients, care for them, engage their families and we are a go-to resource in day-to-day treatment."

Researchers find liver drug has benefits for Alzheimer's treatment

September 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Research reveals that an existing drug used to treat liver disease could also be employed in Alzheimer's disease therapy. The drug "heals" malfunctioning elements at cellular level.

Heritage to try out new tech, includes AI, telehealth

September 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Heritage Senior Living is trying out some cutting-edge technology by working with a university—exemplifying an industry trend that has seen other providers do the same.

Texas nursing home tests positive for legionella bacteria

September 4, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

This bacteria can cause Legionnaires' disease and can be fatal. 

Two years after closing, Virginia nursing home reopens as assisted living center

September 4, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Region Ten Community Services Board, which provides behavioral health and developmental services throughout Central Virginia, recently turned the health and rehab facility into the Town Creek Assisted Living Center.

Short-term care finds role fuzzy with regards to skilled nursing facilities

August 31, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The shifting tectonic plates in the skilled nursing landscape include a focus on value and a new payment system that puts the focus on medically complex patients and specialties. 

Study shows breast cancer surgery may be more dangerous than cancer for nursing home residents

August 31, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Some experts are now questioning why patients who are fragile and advanced in age are screened for breast cancer, let alone given aggressive treatment.

Researchers find possible $4.6 billion in savings for Medicare at cost of long-term care hospital discharges

August 30, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Medicare could save about $4.6 billion with no negative effect on patients by disallowing discharges to long-term care hospitals, a new SSRN analysis finds. 

Latest long-term care report released, covers trends and growth

August 30, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

This report also offers you and complete analysis of Long Term Care and Nursing Home Information Systems Market key players, type, segments forecast to 2025.

Accountable care organizations save money at cost of skilled nursing

August 29, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model netted Medicare about $62 million in net savings in its first year of operations — and cutting spending in skilled nursing facilities was a key driver for the decrease.

Nursing home residents experience mystery respiratory illness

August 29, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

An increase in respiratory illness at a local nursing home has prompted an investigation to determine if viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as influenza and Legionnaires’ disease have contaminated its air and water systems.

SNFs look to telemedicine for improved care, Medicare cost cuts

August 28, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Using an after-hours telemedicine platform, a Brooklyn-based skilled nursing facility treated more patients on-site, reduced costly hospital transports and cut its Medicare expenses by more than $1.5 million in one year.

Experts push for standardization in Parkinson's research

August 28, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

This includes recommendations for the types of biomarkers researchers should identify to aid in the development of new treatments.

Nursing home workers plead guilty in resident's death

August 27, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Two former Ohio nursing home employees have pleaded guilty to charges in the death of a 76-year-old woman with dementia who died of hypothermia after wandering outside on a frigid January night.

HealthCare Partners to bring 23 senior care facilities to southern Nevada

August 24, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The clinics, named myGeneration clinics, are staffed by physicians and care teams who have been specifically trained to understand and care for the unique health needs of people 65 and older on Medicare.

New rules set for dialysis in nursing homes

August 24, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Revisions to the State Operations Manual were released to state survey agencies by David Wright, the director of the Quality, Safety and Oversight Group at CMS, and are effective immediately with no further changes.

Active Aging Week expected to have record participation numbers

August 22, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

What began as an incentive for older adults to lead healthier, more active lives has become a tradition involving hundreds of thousands of individuals in neighborhood groups, health and fitness clubs, parks and recreation sites, seniors centers and senior living communities from New York to New South Wales, Australia.

Alzheimer's, down syndrome vaccine trial hits important milestones

August 21, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Start of Phase 2 trial with ACI-24 in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease with first patient enrolled.

ALS, dementia issues may stem from rogue proteins

August 21, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Inherited forms of both diseases have been traced to gene mutations associated with an abnormal buildup of the RNA-binding protein, TDP-43, in the brain.