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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how personal hygiene affects her mood and sense of self.
The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care has slashed its use of antipsychotics to just 3 percent by retraining its staff and implementing a strict “just say no” policy.
Body Mass Index (BMI) alone isn’t a reliable factor on osteoarthritis quality of life, according to new data.
The founder of the two long-term care nursing associations plans to step down after a nearly 20-year career in improving senior care.
As the CMS regulations for infection control programs kick in, providers are finding that leadership matters as much as training.
The long-term care nursing organization and the juice company are teaming up on educational efforts to combat antibiotic resistance.
The decision of whether to get the influenza vaccine has added considerations and consequences for those who work and live in long-term care facilities.
The draft policy could reduce the likelihood of high civil money penalties against skilled nursing providers for immediate jeopardy deficiences that resulted in no harm or death.
Bill McGinley has been tapped to lead the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA).
Care that’s personal is more impactful, according to a new study in JAMDA.
Researchers explored the connection between disability and the American Heart Association's guidelines for cardiovascular health in older Latin Americans.