Resident Care

AARP ranks Oklahoma low in quality of care, other key categories

Several important indicators gauging the quality of care in Oklahoma’s nursing homes rank near or at the bottom in the U.S., according to a recent report released by the AARP Public Policy Institute.

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As models change, clinicians are poised to lead healthcare into value-based care

"Clinicians are the face of healthcare. We interface with patients, care for them, engage their families and we are a go-to resource in day-to-day treatment."

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Researchers find liver drug has benefits for Alzheimer’s treatment

Research reveals that an existing drug used to treat liver disease could also be employed in Alzheimer's disease therapy. The drug "heals" malfunctioning elements at cellular level.

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Texas nursing home tests positive for legionella bacteria

This bacteria can cause Legionnaires' disease and can be fatal. 

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Study shows breast cancer surgery may be more dangerous than cancer for nursing home residents

Some experts are now questioning why patients who are fragile and advanced in age are screened for breast cancer, let alone given aggressive treatment.

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Researchers find possible $4.6 billion in savings for Medicare at cost of long-term care hospital discharges

Medicare could save about $4.6 billion with no negative effect on patients by disallowing discharges to long-term care hospitals, a new SSRN analysis finds. 

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Nursing home residents experience mystery respiratory illness

An increase in respiratory illness at a local nursing home has prompted an investigation to determine if viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as influenza and Legionnaires’ disease have contaminated its air and water systems.

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Experts push for standardization in Parkinson’s research

This includes recommendations for the types of biomarkers researchers should identify to aid in the development of new treatments.

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Active Aging Week expected to have record participation numbers

What began as an incentive for older adults to lead healthier, more active lives has become a tradition involving hundreds of thousands of individuals in neighborhood groups, health and fitness clubs, parks and recreation sites, seniors centers and senior living communities from New York to New South Wales, Australia.

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Alzheimer’s, down syndrome vaccine trial hits important milestones

Start of Phase 2 trial with ACI-24 in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease with first patient enrolled.

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