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PA facility to target substance abuse

November 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

A new skilled nursing unit in McKeesport, Pa., is targeting the needs of patients with a primary medical condition and co-occurring substance misuse disorders.

Antipsychotic medicine proven ineffective for dementia

October 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (brand name, Haldol), are widely used in intensive care units, emergency rooms, hospital wards and nursing homes.

Bill aims for hospice workers to destroy unused, unneeded opioids

October 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

A spokesperson for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democrats who pushed for this provision to be included in the ...

Company aims to ease overmedication concerns by using tech

September 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

At assisted living facilities where staff and funding can be thin, on the ground care is often managed by sedating residents with unnecessary antipsychotics. 

International panel says caregivers should focus on non-drug treatment for dementia

August 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

An international panel of 11 clinical and research experts from around the world reviewed the most current pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment recommendations for these symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Exceptions made for hospice with regards to Tennessee's new opioid measures

July 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Requirements aimed at curbing Tennessee's opioid epidemic are among more than 150 new laws that kicked in Sunday.

California, South Dakota make large leaps in latest report

May 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 34 measures of senior health.

Dementia Care, Antipsychotics, and the New Survey Process

May 24, 2018  |  Jane Belt, RN, MS, RAC-MT, RAC-CT, QCP, Curriculum Development Specialist, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination

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.

Study links antidepressant with increased dementia risk

May 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Study finds people who took a type of drug called anticholinergics were more likely to develop dementia. 

LTCCC submits long-term care drug abuse report to UN

April 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Inappropriate anti-psychotic drug use in U.S. nursing homes is “widespread” and requires immediate action, a report submitted to the United Nations alleges.

Mismanaged medication can cost over $528 billion annually

April 3, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Researchers believe having doctors work in tandem with pharmacists to ensure medication and dosage are accurate for each patient will reduce the risk of illness and death.

New app helps manage medication, comply with regulations

March 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Rockville's DrFirst developed the new app, called iPrescribe. The app aims to help health care providers better comply with Maryland's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.


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