Medication Management

Use Caution with Heartburn Medications

As a senior care leader, prescribing or distributing medications, it’s critical to know the latest pharma recalls and modified warning labels Read More »

The Relationship Between Senior Care and Pharmacy Solutions: Part 2

Medication management challenges senior care facilities. Explore pharmacy solutions including medication therapy management and formulary management. Read More »

Battling Dehydration Among Seniors

Many seniors are chronically dehydrated — and their symptoms easily misdiagnosed. Help your residents avoid the serious health consequences of dehydration. Read More »

5 Ways to Minimize Falls in Senior Care Facilities

Fall prevention is essential not just because it helps to prevent injuries, but because it helps people maintain independence as the body ages. Here are 5 strategies. Read More »

Curbing Opioid Abuse and Diversion in Long-Term Care Facilities

Senior care facilities are not immune to complications related to the opioid crisis. What can you do to prevent diversion and keep all medications in your facility safer? Read More »

Medication Management in Senior Living

Best practices for helping residents in assisted living facilities stay healthy. Read More »

Battling Drug Resistance in Long-Term Care Facilities

Know which bugs to watch out for and how to thwart their spread. Read More »

New Safe Medication Disposal Rules

Is your facility in compliance with new EPA rules regarding disposal of pharmaceuticals? Read More »

Something to Sleep On— How to Improve Sleep for Residents with Dementia

When caring for residents with dementia, one quickly realizes that a common problem is sleep—too much or too little. If too little, not only is the resident not getting needed sleep, but the sleepless resident’s behaviors can disturb other residents. Read More »

Menorah Manor introduces new telemedicine program

The Marion and Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center at Menorah Manor has partnered with BayCare to launch an innovative telemedicine program. Read More »

The polypharmacy epidemic

Medication management can reduce the number of unnecessary prescriptions, many of which have potentially harmful side effects, and can improve overall health. Read More »

Medicare and Healthcare Fraud with Michael Frank

Medicare is as hot a topic as ever with regards to healthcare policy and the United States government, but while elected officials debate over Medicare’s future, there’s one prevalent issue of which more people should be aware: Medicare fraud.     Read More »

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

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. Read More »

Benzos may impact Alzheimer’s lifespan

Benzodiazepines, prescribed to lessen insomnia and anxiety, may be associated with an earlier death in those with Alzheimer’s disease. Read More »

2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care has slashed its use of antipsychotics to just 3 percent by retraining its staff and implementing a strict “just say no” policy. Read More »

Championing infection control

As the CMS regulations for infection control programs kick in, providers are finding that leadership matters as much as training. Read More »

Fundraising: Putting mission over money

Inspiring charitable giving is crucial for not-for-profit organizations. Harvard professor Jennifer McCrea explains how to engage potential contributors in a conversation about mission instead of money. Read More »

FDA to recognize some foreign drug inspections

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced drug regulatory authorities in eight European countries can conduct inspections that meet FDA requirements as part of a larger effort to reduce redundancies and free up agency resources.   Read More »

Dementia medication interactions

Medications designed to combat dementia symptoms often interact with other medications, creating a swirl of adverse drug events, says ASCP president Joseph Marek, RPh, CPG. Read More »

The 2017 OPTIMA Award in Memory Care

Congrats to Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Issaquah, Washington, winner of the inaugural OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care! Read More »

South Florida pharmacy fills meds ahead of Hurricane Irma

Progressive Care Inc. has delivered more than 3,000 prescriptions this week to ensure patients have medications during the storm.  Read More »

The 2017 OPTIMA Award winner for Excellence in Memory Care

I Advance Senior Care is proud to announce the winner of the inaugural OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care. Read More »

Remedi SeniorCare expands in N.C.

The long-term care pharmacy adds Charlotte, N.C. to its growing list of sites. Read More »

KKR, Walgreens buy PharMerica for $909M

The joint venture will convert pharmacy benefit manager PharMerica into a private company. Read More »

Overprescribing opioids

Many surgery patients seem to have plenty of prescription pain pills left over after their recovery, and that’s a big problem, says a new JAMA study. Read More »