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CDC releases guidance to help nursing homes combat antibiotic-resistant infections

September 16, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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CDC data indicates that up to 75 percent of antibiotics prescribed in nursing homes are given incorrectly. This new tool encourages antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes.

The Joint Commission launches antibiotics awareness campaign

September 15, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The agency’s new educational program aims to curb inappropriate antibiotic use by helping residents and families understand what antibiotics can—and can't—do.

GAO to conduct review of Nursing Home Compare tool

August 31, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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After being scrutinized by senators in three states, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to conduct a review of the Nursing Home Compare tool.

NADONA’s Dornberger nominated to antibiotics council

August 26, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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In a concentrated effort to halt the spread and severity of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, an advisory council will be assembled to combat this serious health threat

LeadingAge exec appointed to IOM health policy board

August 26, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Robyn Stone, DrPH , is the senior vice president at LeadingAge and the executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research

Federal court upholds wage laws for home health workers

August 25, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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The law guarantees overtime and minimum wage protection to home healthcare workers.

Pace steps down from Advancing Excellence, joins Alzheimer's Association

August 21, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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One of long-term care's busiest advocates and policy influencers shifts leadership to the Alzheimer's Association.

CMS extends execution delay for 'two-midnight' rule again

August 17, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has pushed the deadline for the "two-midnight" rule to the end of the year.

Let’s talk about dying

August 13, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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The biggest fact of life is that everyone dies. As the clock takes its final ticks—whether it’s counting down the life of a loved one or yourself—do family and friends know how to honor your wishes?

Ohio may integrate convicts into nursing homes

August 11, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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The costs of caring for sick and frail older convicts are skyrocketing and soon so will the numbers of elderly inmates in the nation’s prison systems. The Ohio Department of Corrections thinks it has found the answer to reducing the state's costs of providing...

Senator questions integrity of five-star nursing home rating system

August 10, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) has called for an investigation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's five-star nursing home compare tool. 

Arizona law requires disclosure from in-home care agencies

August 4, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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One of the fastest-growing retirement states in the country, Arizona senior advocates applaud the state legislature for taking this first step toward transparency.

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