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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Ronald Anderson says he was recently kicked out of the nursing facility and was dropped off in front of the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles with just his wheelchair.
When she visited her mother in a Louisiana nursing home, Lucie Titus found her with a black eye and severe back pain that the Alzheimer’s patient couldn’t explain.
"My older sister is recently moved into a long-term care home. It seems to us that the staff was very attentive and very nice when she first arrived, but they aren’t so much anymore."
A growing number of healthcare providers are questioning the need for extensive cancer screening for seniors when the tests won’t significantly improve their quality of life.
Caring can come at a cost for residents and aides, but the hurt is worth it, says SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears.
An analysis of Nusing Home Compare shows cuts to Medicaid could harm the poorest residents and lowest-rated facilities that will have to do more with less. That could cost the government even more.
The LGBT Network plans to build a housing complex where seniors can be free to be themselves.
A new interdisciplinary minor will focus on healthcare at the intersection of medicine and healing.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.
New research shows how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are stronger but also more vulnerable to health risks as they age, highlighting the importance of community and understanding.
A majority of people with diabetes don’t receive annual eye exams despite the fact that they are at an increased risk of developing serious eye conditions, according to new research.