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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
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.
This bacteria can cause Legionnaires' disease and can be fatal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
A Putnam County grand jury indicted three people in connection with the January death of a Pandora nursing home resident.
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.
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.