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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Every year there are approximately 125,000 searches launched for missing dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, according to Project Far from Home, an Alzheimer’s education organization.
European manufacturer Pressalit Care has devised a sink that can be raised or lowered after installation.
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.
Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency.
Brookdale Senior Living offers families tips for a successful visit when Grandma comes home for the holidays.
Medication management can reduce the number of unnecessary prescriptions, many of which have potentially harmful side effects, and can improve overall health.
A new study finds acetaminophen and ibuprofen relieve pain as effectively as Percocet, Vicodin or Tylenol No. 3, suggesting a pain management option without risk of addiction.
Deck the halls, but be safe about it. National fire and life safety expert Stan Szpytek shares tips on reducing fire risk during the holidays.
A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer.
As the new CMS emergency planning regulations go into effect this month, a crisis-filled 2017 has already given many states multiple reasons to be ready for anything.
An assisted living facility is investigating after employees shared videos on social media that made fun of residents.
SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.