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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
I Advance Senior Care is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care.
The product works completely without caregiver intervention and has higher accuracy rates that over-the-counter kits, researchers say.
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.
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.
Researchers examine a new assessment test to determine a resident’s risk of age-related muscle and skeletal loss called sarcopenia.
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.
Why the next big chronic disease challenge for skilled nursing facilities could be diabetes.
Over-the-counter pain relievers help resident blogger Kathleen Mears manager her pain.
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 slowing and cognitive decline have a lot in common, especially the hippocampus, according to U. Pitt researchers.
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.
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.