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The 2017 OPTIMA Award winner for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care

August 11, 2017  |  The I Advance Senior Care Editors

I Advance Senior Care is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care.

Purdue develops automatic UTI sensor

August 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The product works completely without caregiver intervention and has higher accuracy rates that over-the-counter kits, researchers say.


Growing your own DON

August 7, 2017  |  Kathy Cavers, COO

Providers often hire a director of nursing with decades of experience, but one Wisconsin nursing home chose to cultivate its own homegrown talent for the position.

Overprescribing opioids

August 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Many surgery patients seem to have plenty of prescription pain pills left over after their recovery, and that’s a big problem, says a new JAMA study.

Detecting muscle and bone loss

July 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Researchers examine a new assessment test to determine a resident’s risk of age-related muscle and skeletal loss called sarcopenia.

New pharmacy approaches to diabetes management

July 26, 2017  |  Chuck Riepenhoff, RPh, CDE

Pharmacists are adopting adherence programs, collaborating with the clinical care team and reviewing new industry guidelines to maintain blood sugar levels and keep comorbidities in check.

CDC: Diabetes rates on the rise

July 25, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Why the next big chronic disease challenge for skilled nursing facilities could be diabetes.

A winning combination

July 24, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Over-the-counter pain relievers help resident blogger Kathleen Mears manager her pain.

Seniors underrepresented in clinical drug trials

July 18, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News

A recent Food and Drug Administration analysis found it’s difficult to practice evidence-based medicine for seniors because there isn’t enough data on how treatments may affect them. 

Gait and cognitive decline

July 17, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Gait slowing and cognitive decline have a lot in common, especially the hippocampus, according to U. Pitt researchers.

Mayo: Residents with Parkinson's need melanoma screenings

July 12, 2017  |  Mayo Clinic News Network

Those with the movement disorder are nearly four times more likely to have skin cancer in their history, while those who have had skin cancer may have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study finds.

Diabetes and dementia risks

July 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A medication for type 2 diabetes called metformin is the subject of a study exploring the possible effects of the drug on the development of dementia.


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