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The Many Benefits of Strategic Rounds

May 11, 2018  |  Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT
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By following the practical approaches to rounding described in this article, you can maximize what you learn about care delivery and achieve the greatest results. 

Adding the Personal Touch to Memory Care: A Conversation with PointClickCare’s Travis Palmquist and Murry Mercier

October 30, 2017  | 
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The majority of long term care communities highlight the importance of personalization to providing the best quality care to residents. And no wonder—research shows that knowing the needs of residents can better help to develop and implement successful care...

New proposed focus for Alzheimer's research: iron

August 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A University of Adelaide-led team of scientists has suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause Alzheimer's disease, which could provide new avenues for future research.

Researchers connect degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer's

August 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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They say their findings could lead to new ways to identify people at high risk for Alzheimer's.

NRC Health names its 2018 Excellence in Action award winners

August 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Exceptional skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living organizations earned this national distinction by achieving 90th percentile scores for resident and employee satisfaction.

House bill would allow groups to use telemedicine for long-term care

August 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Proponents say using the technology to expand care access in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) could significantly reduce hospital admissions from by permitting Medicare to enter into value-based care arrangements with medical groups to provide care via...

International panel says caregivers should focus on non-drug treatment for dementia

August 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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An international panel of 11 clinical and research experts from around the world reviewed the most current pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment recommendations for these symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Nursing home admissions halted after resident's injury, lack of treatment

August 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The patient fractured her knees while falling out of bed in front of a nurse assistant, then complained of "intense pain," state records show. 

Older Hispanics worry about cultural barriers when it comes to long-term care

July 31, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Those who were born outside the United States are more likely than others to experience communication challenges due to a language barrier (65 percent vs. 40 percent).

Raleigh startup hopes to use AI to analyze, treat Alzheimer's

July 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A Raleigh start-up that has created an AI-based system to collect data and offer advice on the treatment of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease says it’s now working to expand the number of clinics it works with.

Collaboration program lowers SNF-to-hospital readmissions

July 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The Enhanced Care Program fosters collaboration between medical staff and patients in settings where nurse practitioners were available around the clock.

Women's pregnancy, reproductive history may directly impact dementia risk

July 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 in Chicago highlighted sex differences associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease across the life course.