Patricia Sheehan

Patricia Sheehan
Patricia Sheehan was Editor in Chief of I Advance Senior Care / Long Term Living from 2010-2013. She is now manager, communications at Nestlé USA.

Survey: Nursing home costs approach $84,000 a year

Long-term care costs are on a steep upward trajectory while home healthcare services are rising at a much more gradual pace, according to The Genworth 2013 Cost of Care Survey. Read More >>

Dementia care cost is projected to double by 2040

A new study reports the cost of treating Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia at $109 billion, making it more expensive to society than either cancer or heart disease.

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New research looks at effects of traumatic brain injury in older adults

Considerable opportunity exists to improve interventions and outcomes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults, according to three studies published in the recent online issue of NeuroRehabilitation.   

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What 55+ consumers (don’t call them ‘seniors’) want in their living environments

Margaret Wylde, PhD, president and CEO, ProMatura, has her fingers firmly on the pulse of the booming 55+ demographic. She spoke with Long-Term Living Editor-in-Chief Patricia Sheehan in advance of her keynote address at the Environments for Aging conference, to be held April 6-9 in New Orleans.

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HHS finalizes rule on funding payment rates for new Medicaid beneficiaries

The federal government last Friday announced a final rule that provides 100 percent payment of the cost of certain newly eligible adult Medicaid beneficiaries.

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C. diff risk rises with antihistamine use to treat stomach acid, study finds

Patients receiving antihistamines to suppress stomach acid are at greater risk of infection from Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, a common cause of diarrhea, Mayo Clinic researchers have found.

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Study outlines risk factors for poor outcome, mortality after hip fracture

A new study identifies predictors of complications and mortality following a hip fracture, including dialysis, cardiac disease, diabetes and a longer time before surgery—the only modifiable risk factor when patients are hospitalized.

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NCAL: More than one-third of states changed AL regulations in 2012

States have refined survey systems and are demanding more disclosure for assisted living, according to the Assisted Living State Regulatory Review, released Wednesday by The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL).

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Report: 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia

A new report from the Alzheimer's Association shows that while deaths from other major diseases, such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke continue to experience significant declines, Alzheimer's deaths continue to rise—increasing 68 percent from 2000-2010.

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Study links activity levels post-discharge to rehospitalization rates

A new study has found a link between the activity levels of elderly people who have just been released from the hospital and the risk that they will require readmission within 30 days.

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