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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Hoyer lifts may help staff feel more secure about resident transfers, but blogger Kathleen Mears feels more uncomfortable and less independent when she can’t stand on her own two feet.
Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is difficult. Atypical forms of the disease can be even more challenging to identify, requiring different assessment tools and interventions.
A startup home care company, Honor, is joining forces with the American Heart Association to bring front-line research and protocols to patients at home.
Loneliness and isolation affect almost half of adults over age 65, yet few clinical programs address them head on as medical factors that affect treatment outcomes.
Researchers found increased recurrent falls can be attributed to foot pain and flat feet.
When it comes to the last stage of life, there’s a big difference between what people say they want and what they do about it, notes a new Massachusetts survey.
A new review shows that, on average, 27 percent of nursing home residents had multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) on them, highlighting the importance of infection prevention programs.
The infection-detecting pads monitor for urinary tract infections and send an alert to care teams.
The annual awards recognize excellence in providing care and resident quality of life.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears speaks about what it’s like to get laryngitis and why it’s especially scary and difficult as a quadriplegic.
A new advanced rule-making notice from CMS seems to indicate that Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) may be headed for big changes, especially for SNF therapy billing. But, what will replace them?
Surprise—states that have legalized medical marijuana have far lower Medicaid and Medicare Part D prescription costs for certain chronic conditions, say recent studies. Will this get CMS' attention?