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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
The Aging Startup Challenge finals were held at TreeHouse Health, an innovation center on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.
LTCF residents are at an increased risk of developing infections due to many underlying comorbid conditions, frequent use of invasive devices, age-related physiologic changes, and institutional exposure.
There’s another virus out there that could be adding to the seasonal misery, but it’s not being identified.
Researchers found stressful events can be linked to obesity, which is associated with several chronic illnesses.
Northwestern University researchers have found a relationship between brain health and positive relationships in a study of social butterflies age 80 and older with sharp memories.
A Massachusetts retirement community uses coaches to help seniors maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health.
The first new high blood pressure guidelines in a decade suggest keeping blood pressure lower than previously recommended in order to improve cardiovascular and kidney health in later years.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how she wishes she had more connection time with her local church.
Increased risk factors for dementia can begin earlier in life than you think, especially for hypertensive women.
Soda may be popular, but SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears says ice water is often the nicest accompaniment to a meal.
It’s a doggone heartwarming story of how pet companions can fight depression and reduce isolation.
A majority of seniors have multiple chronic conditions—and a majority of Medicare plan members say plans don’t help proactively manage them, a new survey finds.