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The right times to raise concerns in a nursing home

January 31, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

"My older sister is recently moved into a long-term care home. It seems to us that the staff was very attentive and very nice when she first arrived, but they aren’t so much anymore."

Wellness coaches help seniors not only survive, but thrive

December 13, 2017  |  Melissa Bailey, KHN

A Massachusetts retirement community uses coaches to help seniors maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Refusing to be spoon-fed

November 21, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News

A Washington state agency has drafted guidelines for people with dementia who don’t want to receive oral foods or fluids. 

Dining with dysphagia

November 7, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Japan’s food industry is rethinking meal time with the rising number of seniors and deaths related to choking. 

Hydration project

October 16, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Soda may be popular, but SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears says ice water is often the nicest accompaniment to a meal.

Dining with dignity

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

A Massachusetts couple sent diningware back to the drawing board to help older adults retain independence longer.

The tastes of home

August 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Comfort foods bring joyful memories and joy to our stomachs. Resident blogger Kathleen Mears longs for sandwiches on toast, a simple luxury that is difficult at best for her to get in long-term care.

The benefits of dysphagia evaluations

August 22, 2017  |  Kristy Brown and Melanie Theis

Speech language pathologists outline the advantages of instrumental evaluations to capture residents’ swallowing abilities for diagnosing dysphagia. 

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.

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.

Protecting seniors from heat stroke risk

July 13, 2017  |  the National Institute on Aging

The sweltering summer months can be dangerous for older adults, especially if they have chronic diseases, high blood pressure or obesity.

Nonagenarians: Age is a mindset

July 6, 2017  |  KHN

Is 90 the new 40? People in their ninth decade say age is more about the way people choose to live rather than the year they were born.


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