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Seal makes splash with seniors

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

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
news

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
news

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
news

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
article

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.

Dance, dance, dance, dance for your brain

April 18, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Researchers found that dancing improved white matter in the brain area associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Skipping snacks

April 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her thoughts on sweet snacks and why nibbles between meals might not be a good idea. 

Step in time

April 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A ballroom dance troupe visits long-term care facilities to help seniors groove to—and remember—the beat. 

FDA allows consumers to test for genetic risk

April 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
article

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 23andMe to market personal genetic tests for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and celiac disease, among others for less than the cost of a new smartphone.

FDA approves drug for involuntary movement

April 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. has received government approval for the first drug to treat tardive dyskinesia, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements. 

Pilot program care model reduces hospitalizations

April 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Indiana skilled nursing facilities participating in the OPTIMISTIC project have significantly reduced all-cause and avoidable hospitalizations.

Got depression? Let’s talk

April 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Residents who have chronic conditions and depression could benefit greatly from participating in support group discussion therapy, new research suggests.