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A change in dosage

June 12, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how having her antidepressant adjusted has impacted her quality of life for the worse.

Getting a lift

May 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Hoyer lifts may help staff feel more secure about resident transfers, but blogger Kathleen Mears feels more uncomfortable and less independent when she can’t stand on her own two feet. 

Recurrent falls linked to foot pain, posture

May 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers found increased recurrent falls can be attributed to foot pain and flat feet. 

Step in time

April 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A ballroom dance troupe visits long-term care facilities to help seniors groove to—and remember—the beat. 

First drug for aggressive MS gets FDA nod

March 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Genentech will market the drug, which has been approved for both standard multiple sclerosis and the more aggressive form, Primary Progressive MS.

Time to sit down

March 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears tracks one resident’s health, a process that pains her to watch. 

Veyo to double its transportation market in 2017

March 22, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The California startup has its wheels in motion to transform non-medical transportation for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

Brace yourself

January 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears was told for years she was unable to get new leg braces. When hers finally broke, she was pleasantly surprised to learn she was eligible for new custom ones.  

The difficulty of going to the doctor

January 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Senior Editor Nicole Stempak explores the problem of care coordination and how to help seniors access needed medical treatment. 

Training to spot frailty risk

January 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers trained and observed the ability of a nurse to identify and assess frailty in seniors at geriatric day hospitals. 

The challenge of getting around

January 9, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Navigating nursing homes and Medicaid is never easy, but resident blogger Kathy Mears has had trouble getting around, literally. It took several visits and months to get her joystick adjusted and working properly—and caused an injury in the process.

Something WAS bothering him

November 15, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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Residents who cry out for help can be wearing on caregivers. But what if they really do need something?

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