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Deer crashes into nursing home

November 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer.

Ready for anything

November 16, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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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.

Three employees fired for videotaping residents

November 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An assisted living facility is investigating after employees shared videos on social media that made fun of residents.

Another involuntary discharge

November 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.

Quite the fright

October 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things that can spook. SNF resident Kathy Mears explains how a faulty call light rattled her.

New elder abuse protections law

October 26, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act expands federal agency perception and efforts to protect and prosecute elder abuse.

Best Buy tests the senior monitoring market

October 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The electronic giant is betting baby boomers will spend plenty to keep an eye on grandma.

NV nurse charged with refusing to help resident after a fall

October 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Co-workers at the assisted living community said they were ordered to let a memory care resident fall out of her wheelchair so the fall could be used as an excuse to remove the resident from the unit, according to police.

Plugging in

October 9, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Powering on in a nursing home means meeting fire safety codes designed to keep residents safe, but compliance isn’t always easy or cheap for residents trying to make their space a comfortable, functional home. 

TheWorxHub adds security management application

October 5, 2017  |  newswire
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The mobile application can be used on any device and integrates data reporting within TheWorxHub’s operations management system.

Weight considerations for care transitions

September 27, 2017  |  newswire
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A focus on improving care transitions to prevent readmissions and complications in general often overlooks specific patient population needs for the obese. 

Disaster plans: perfect on paper

September 19, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters.

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