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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
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.
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.