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LTCCC submits long-term care drug abuse report to UN

April 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Inappropriate anti-psychotic drug use in U.S. nursing homes is “widespread” and requires immediate action, a report submitted to the United Nations alleges.

NE Pennsylvania Care Community Grows with Long-Term Acute Care Group Acquisition

January 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Adfinitas Health, the largest private hospitalist group in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced its acquisition of a majority interest in Advanced Inpatient Medicine (AIM).

 

Mood-boosting activities

January 5, 2018  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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What’s good for the mood may also be good for the brain, so engaging residents is key, especially during the dark days of winter. 

When lifts break

January 4, 2018  |  Kathleen Mears
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A broken Hoyer lift and shortage on lift pads means that SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears has to stay in bed for the foreseeable future. 

Mourning before death

January 3, 2018  |  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
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Families may be grieving how cognition or illness have diminished the capacity of a loved one, stirring up emotions that aren’t usually acknowledged until after death. Caregivers have an opportunity to ease the anticipatory loss or long goodbye to help...

2018 resolutions worth keeping

December 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A California senior living provider asks residents their goals for the year ahead.

’Tis the season

December 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reminisces of holidays past spent at nursing homes, a reminder that this may be the most difficult time of year for some residents. 

Doing more harm than good

December 21, 2017  |  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
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A growing number of healthcare providers are questioning the need for extensive cancer screening for seniors when the tests won’t significantly improve their quality of life. 

The heartbreak of caring

December 18, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Caring can come at a cost for residents and aides, but the hurt is worth it, says SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears.

The polypharmacy epidemic

December 12, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Medication management can reduce the number of unnecessary prescriptions, many of which have potentially harmful side effects, and can improve overall health. 

Remembering a milestone

December 11, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Blogger Kathy Mears reflects on the events that eventually led her to living in a nursing home. 

Over-the-counter pain relievers work as well as opioids

December 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new study finds acetaminophen and ibuprofen relieve pain as effectively as Percocet, Vicodin or Tylenol No. 3, suggesting a pain management option without risk of addiction.

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