Megan Combs

Megan Combs
Megan Combs was Associate Editor of I Advance Senior Care / Long Term Living from 2013-2018.

CA advocates sue to stop illegal unloading of nursing home residents

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and three nursing home residents have filed a lawsuit against the state saying it is allegedly illegally allowing residents to be "dumped" from nursing homes to hospitals.

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Briggs, LG partner to improve patient assessment automation

Briggs Healthcare and LG CNS Company have partnered to facilitate compliance and create efficiencies for clinical teams.

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Study: Extended use of Alzheimer’s drug could delay move to nursing home

Extending the use of Alzheimer's drug donepezil has been found to reduce a person's likelihood of moving into a nursing home.

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Widow says Robin Williams lived with Lewy Body Dementia

More than a year after his suicide, Robin Williams' widow opens up about the actor's struggle with Lewy Body Dementia.

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New video training solution designed to improve cognitive abilities

The Functional Brain Trainer is the first adaptive motion-interaction brain training platform.

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Dementia healthcare costs greater than any other disease

Healthcare costs associated with dementia are 57 percent greater than costs associated with any other disease, including cancer.

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IU awarded $2.2M grant to study end-of-life planning tool

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will study the use of an advance-care planning tool that will help ensure residents' end-of-life treatment preferences are upheld.

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MeHI awards $1M tech grants to 15 LTC organizations

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech has awarded 15 long-term care and post-acute organizations $1 million in total as a part of its eQuality Incentive Program.

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Stanford Hospital to conduct study on pressure ulcer prevention

Stanford Hospital will study patient turning and will help coordinate and optimize efforts to prevent pressure ulcers.

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Cancer drug could reverse Parkinson’s and dementia

A drug that has already been approved to treat leukemia has been found to dramatically reduce symptoms of Parkinson's and dementia.

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