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Decoding the mixed messages about psychiatric care in SNFs

March 22, 2017  |  Richard Thompson, MD
article

What should SNFs do when CMS’s 5-star guidelines for antipsychotic medication use don’t agree with SOM guidelines?

If you give someone a cookie

March 22, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
blog

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak reflects on how a cookie donation program is a sweet treat for an assisted living facility and the lucky community recipients. 

A dysphagia cook-off

March 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Master’s students serve up dysphagia-friendly recipes in a cooking competition final. 

Deciding what to wear

March 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how she’s built her wardrobe and had to adapt living in a nursing home, from what styles and fabrics she wears to what she can fit in her 29-inch-wide closet.

A new attempt to manage multiple chronic conditions

March 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Federal agencies have partnered to offer chronic care management for Medicare beneficiaries and their providers.

One more at bat

March 15, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A nonagenarian and teenager bond over their time spent on the baseball mound. 

Vaccines, vigilance making for a moderate flu season

March 14, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

This winter's flu season may have peaked, but it's not over yet—especially in the South, says the CDC.

Retrofitting medicine tackle boxes

March 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

statDISPENSE aims to create a safe, affordable automated padlock for dispensing emergency medication kits.

HoverTech expands distribution in LTC market

March 14, 2017  |  newswire
news

Patient lift manufacturer HoverTech is partnering to distribute its lifts in the LTC market.

New media for seniors

March 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Residents in one senior living community can share their stories and perspective on life through a new media publishing partnership. 

Alzheimer's costs continue to rise

March 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The Alzheimer's Association has released its annual Facts and Figures report, which estimates Alzheimer's and other dementias will cost the nation $259 billion in 2017.

The story behind the numbers

March 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
blog

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak takes a look at what the Alzheimer's Association annual report could mean for people with dementia and those touched by the disease.