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Five Connecticut nursing homes fined, cited for residents' safety

September 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The state Department of Public Health (DPH) fined Amberwoods of Farmington $9,060 following an incident in which a resident threatened to slit another resident’s throat with a butter knife.

Texas nursing home tests positive for legionella bacteria

September 4, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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This bacteria can cause Legionnaires' disease and can be fatal. 

Nursing home workers plead guilty in resident's death

August 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Two former Ohio nursing home employees have pleaded guilty to charges in the death of a 76-year-old woman with dementia who died of hypothermia after wandering outside on a frigid January night.

How to prevent heat-related issues with seniors this summer

June 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Experts at the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, say knowing which health-related factors may increase risk could save a life.

Assisted living resident sues facility over bedbug complaint

June 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A 70-year-old woman has sued her assisted living facility, alleging its operators ignored her complaints of bedbugs and told others she was hallucinating or imagining the critters.

Despite new law, many Florida nursing homes lack backup power plan

June 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Only 48 nursing homes and 91 ALFs have reported they have installed equipment and had state site inspections as required by new law this hurricane season.

Argentum to launch multi-year plan for improved care

May 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“The industry is doing an exceptional job providing quality care and service and Argentum is here to provide additional support,” James Balda, Argentum president and CEO, said in a press release.

Three nursing home employees charged in Ohio nursing home death

May 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A Putnam County grand jury indicted three people in connection with the January death of a Pandora nursing home resident.

Louisiana bill would allow video monitoring for nursing home rooms

March 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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When she visited her mother in a Louisiana nursing home, Lucie Titus found her with a black eye and severe back pain that the Alzheimer’s patient couldn’t explain.

Ways to keep those affected by Alzheimer's and dementia safe this winter

January 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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.

Adjustable sink for sitting or standing

January 3, 2018  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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 European manufacturer Pressalit Care has devised a sink that can be raised or lowered after installation. 

Doing more harm than good

December 21, 2017  |  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
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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. 

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