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Clean air helps Brookdale residents shelter in place during wildfires

December 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency.

Fire safety for the holidays

November 28, 2017  |  Stan Szpytek
blog

Deck the halls, but be safe about it. National fire and life safety expert Stan Szpytek shares tips on reducing fire risk during the holidays.

Another involuntary discharge

November 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.

Quite the fright

October 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things that can spook. SNF resident Kathy Mears explains how a faulty call light rattled her.

New elder abuse protections law

October 26, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act expands federal agency perception and efforts to protect and prosecute elder abuse.

NV nurse charged with refusing to help resident after a fall

October 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Co-workers at the assisted living community said they were ordered to let a memory care resident fall out of her wheelchair so the fall could be used as an excuse to remove the resident from the unit, according to police.

USPSTF drafts new recommendations for senior fall prevention

October 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The task force analyzed which preventive interventions were the best ways to reduce falls in those age 65 and older, and some of them are surprising.

Weight considerations for care transitions

September 27, 2017  |  newswire
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A focus on improving care transitions to prevent readmissions and complications in general often overlooks specific patient population needs for the obese. 

Disaster plans: perfect on paper

September 19, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters.

Transport troubles

September 18, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Traveling from Point A to B is not as easy as getting in the car and going for blogger Kathleen Mears, who recently had a particularly harrowing drive. 

Update: 8 seniors dead from Hurricane Irma

September 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A power outage from Hurricane Irma left residents in sweltering heat for a prolonged period of time. 

Woman impersonates cleaner, steals from residents, police say

August 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A Florida woman has been charged for allegedly rummaging through resident rooms.

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