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

July 2, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Decreased disease risks due to more successful stewardship in long-term care

February 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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LTCF residents are at an increased risk of developing infections due to many underlying comorbid conditions, frequent use of invasive devices, age-related physiologic changes, and institutional exposure.

Texas hospice center pushing proper disposal of opioids

February 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Cypress Basin Hospice in Mount Pleasant said it has joined a coalition aimed at preventing prescription drugs from falling into the hands of substance abusers.

Nursing home employees misusing antipsychotics, new report shows

February 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Laurel Cline during a visit to her mother Lenora, who has Alzheimer's disease, in a nursing home in Whittier, Calif. Laurel says her mother, during stays at three different nursing homes in recent years, was sometimes left neglected for hours at a time in...

Nursing home resident overdoses on 20x recommended amount of oxycodone

February 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A “very busy” nurse at a nursing home in New Hope mistakenly administered a dose of oxycodone that was 20 times too strong and caused the death of a short-term resident, according to a state investigation released Tuesday.

The polypharmacy epidemic

December 12, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Medication management can reduce the number of unnecessary prescriptions, many of which have potentially harmful side effects, and can improve overall health. 

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