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Software companies tackle medication management

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Vital Software and Creative Strategies have partnered to integrate and market their technologies for shared assisted living provider clients.

Pa. to provide training, support for family caregivers

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New legislation will help family members who care for senior loved ones at home following hospital discharge. 

Nudge, nudge! Get your flu shot

April 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Electronic health records can improve flu vaccination rates simply by reminding physicians and patients about them, researchers find. 

The demand for high-value senior care

April 18, 2017  |  Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, RAC-MT, QCP-MT
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Despite political transitions, long-term care providers will insist on high-value, cost-efficient care. Here's how your nursing staff can lead the way in care quality.

FDA approves drug for involuntary movement

April 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. has received government approval for the first drug to treat tardive dyskinesia, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements. 

Pilot program care model reduces hospitalizations

April 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Indiana skilled nursing facilities participating in the OPTIMISTIC project have significantly reduced all-cause and avoidable hospitalizations.

Got depression? Let’s talk

April 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Residents who have chronic conditions and depression could benefit greatly from participating in support group discussion therapy, new research suggests.

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Ana Cabrera, RN, MSc

April 10, 2017  |  Beth Thomas Hertz
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Terminal illness and grief are multicultural experiences, and this Texas nurse has brought a deeper understanding to ethno-cultural considerations in hospice care.

Great lengths for short nails

April 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.

AMDA announces medical director of the year

April 7, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Joshua Schor of New Jersey has been recognized for his work to improve wound care, reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections and founding a staff teamwork program. 

SCA Group votes to split

April 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The maker of TENA will split off its health and hygiene operations under the newly-formed company Essity. 

Improving care for chronically ill starts at home

April 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has teamed up with home health provider Landmark Health to offer members with serious chronic or acute conditions care at home. 

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