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Overprescribing opioids

August 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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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
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Researchers examine a new assessment test to determine a resident’s risk of age-related muscle and skeletal loss called sarcopenia.

A step forward

July 31, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Putting your best foot forward can be a challenge with stiff foot and leg muscles, blogger Kathleen Mears explains.

Five Star bets on wellness, rebrands rehab division

July 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The senior care chain has reshaped its footprint in wellness services for health maintenance and rehabilitation therapy.

An awakening

June 26, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears watches as one resident transforms after she gets a fork in her hand and starts feeding herself.

Back on my feet

June 19, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

After some missteps, the nurse manager told resident blogger Kathleen Mears she can once again stand to transfer. 

The risks of being home alone

June 15, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Seniors can jeopardize their health when they refuse home health services after being discharged from the hospital. 

A change in dosage

June 12, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how having her antidepressant adjusted has impacted her quality of life for the worse.

Physical therapy: Experience vs. equipment

April 26, 2017  |  Kristy Brown and Debbie Hanka
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Physical therapists must balance high-tech tools with acquired tricks of the trade to help patients get better, and stay better. 

Pa. to provide training, support for family caregivers

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New legislation will help family members who care for senior loved ones at home following hospital discharge. 

Interdisciplinary rehab helps seniors with chronic pain

March 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New findings suggest that the more people at the rehabilitation table, the more seniors with chronic pain benefit. 

The therapy coding overhaul

March 24, 2017  |  Caralyn Davis
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CMS's recent changes to therapy code sets are rocking the provider world. This primer will help your facility transition to the new CPT codes and the new Medicare reimbursement rules that are coming next.

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