Clinical Leadership

Top 2019 trends for skilled nursing

According to Skilled Nursing News, these trends we will experience in 2019. Starting off, CMS will step up enforcement and look to cut reimbursements.

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Tabula Rasa, Mediture work to improve NYC’s managed long-term care

Mediture is expanding services in a new market for TRHC with the Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY) managed long-term care (MLTC) plan in New York City.

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Something to Sleep On— How to Improve Sleep for Residents with Dementia

When caring for residents with dementia, one quickly realizes that a common problem is sleep—too much or too little. If too little, not only is the resident not getting needed sleep, but the sleepless resident’s behaviors can disturb other residents.

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Medicare’s telemedicine options change the future for seniors

Nearly 9 in 10 adults ages 40 and over would be comfortable using at least one type of telemedicine for themselves or an aging loved one, says a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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Dementia Care, Antipsychotics, and the New Survey Process

Dementia is increasingly prevalent among nursing facility residents, and facility leaders have been under a lot of pressure to specialize care to meet the growing need.

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Johnson & Johnson stops mid-stage Alzheimer’s trials

Some trial participants showed serious elevations of liver enzymes and the company concluded that the benefit-risk ratio offered by the drug no longer supported its development.

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AI improves stroke, dementia diagnosis

Machine learning has detected one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke, in the most widely used form of brain scan (CT), more accurately than current methods.

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Argentum to launch multi-year plan for improved care

“The industry is doing an exceptional job providing quality care and service and Argentum is here to provide additional support,” James Balda, Argentum president and CEO, said in a press release.

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Genome variation that may point to increased Alzheimer’s risk discovered

A new article shows that the inheritance of small changes in DNA alters the expression of the PM20D1 gene and is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

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New Jersey refocuses on oversight and care in nursing homes

Legislators were focused on improving oversight and care in nursing homes and of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients Thursday as a string of health care bills got approval in committees this past week.

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