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Loud, proud and aging

April 4, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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.

Flooring company wants patients to step in line

March 22, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Ecore flooring is expanding its research project to see if flooring can reduce falls risk in healthcare environments.

Top 10 patient safety concerns for 2017: ECRI Institute

March 16, 2017  |  ECRI Institute

Electronic Health Record information management tops the list of this year's key patient safety issues across all healthcare sectors, but assisted living and skilled nursing facilities are directly involved in three other items on the list.

Hoyer lift can handle more weight

March 8, 2017  |  newswire

Joerns Healthcare has released a new and improved version of its Hoyer lift for bariatric residents.

Guarded purse strings

March 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages her money with a close eye to keep track of her own spending and to make sure someone isn’t spending her money. 

Caregiver fired for behavior toward resident with dementia

March 2, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A nursing home employee was fired and faces criminal charges for a sexually provocative dance directed at a resident with dementia.

An unanswered call light

February 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

It wasn’t a bump in the night, but resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains how scary it was waiting for her aides to come in one morning.

A co-managed approach to hip fractures

February 1, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is pairing geriatricians and geriatrics-trained clinicians with orthopedic surgeons to improve outcomes for seniors with hip fractures.

Domestic dispute unfolds at nursing home

January 27, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Nursing home staff and law enforcement put training into practice and followed procedures after a man entered the secured facility and threatened violence. 

Delirium causes confusion for patients, caregivers

January 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Delirium in long-term care settings is subtle, deadly and more prevalent than caregivers think, according to new findings. 

Two SNF residents died from neglect

January 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

State investigations on two resident deaths highlight the importance of proper procedures and intervention documentation.

Elder falls prevention

January 4, 2017  |  Tom DiCarlo

While there's no silver bullet to prevent falls, several strategies can reduce the risks, says a rehabilitation services provider.


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