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Medicaid, Medicare and Mary Jane

April 26, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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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?

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. 

Existing med shows promise for Parkinson's

April 26, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An old drug may be the newest treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease. 

Clinical app for diabetes goes commercial

April 26, 2017  |  NIcole Stempak
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Digital health company WellDoc has launched a consumer version of its diabetes management platform and has partnered with Samsung to help more people with the chronic condition.

NCCDP seeks CNA of the Year noms

April 25, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Do you know a dementia care CNA who goes above and beyond the call of duty? Nominations are now being accepted for the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners CNA of the Year award.

Changing the dementia diagnosis dialog

April 24, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Alzheimer’s Association is offering new tools for clinicians and patients to discuss dementia care management.

Minding my business

April 24, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows aides must share information to provide the best possible care. She wonders if sometimes they ask for, or share, too much private information in a public setting. 

Seal makes splash with seniors

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new documentary about robots in Japan showcases the human appeal in long-term care.

Software companies tackle medication management

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Vital Software and Creative Strategies have partnered to integrate and market their technologies for shared assisted living provider clients.

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. 

Nudge, nudge! Get your flu shot

April 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Electronic health records can improve flu vaccination rates simply by reminding physicians and patients about them, researchers find. 

The demand for high-value senior care

April 18, 2017  |  Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, RAC-MT, QCP-MT
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Despite political transitions, long-term care providers will insist on high-value, cost-efficient care. Here's how your nursing staff can lead the way in care quality.

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