Skilled Clinical Care

Retrofitting medicine tackle boxes

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

Verma confirmed as next CMS Administrator

The Senate approved President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Monday. Read More »

Keeping time

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages to keep track of time and wonders whether other benefits might benefit from clocks in their room, too.  Read More »

Hoyer lift can handle more weight

Joerns Healthcare has released a new and improved version of its Hoyer lift for bariatric residents. Read More »

Respiratory virus test gets FDA clearance for point of care

The test can now be used at physician offices, clinics and other point-of-care settings to diagnose one of the most common causes of pneumonia and bronchiolitis. Read More »

Hearing loss rates to double, researchers find

New research projects overall adult hearing loss to increase in the next four decades but will be highest among seniors, drawing attention to growing need for hearing loss coverage and more affordable treatments.   Read More »

Welltower, Johns Hopkins partner for quality outcomes

Welltower is moving beyond real estate investments and investing in clinical care through its new collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine. Read More »

An enduring romance

It’s a simple story of love, but a love story for the ages. Read More »

A pesky eye lump

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears had an eye infection that required multiple doctor visits and medications, which can be a frustrating and trying for anyone but especially an incomplete quadriplegic.  Read More »

Activities to help seniors thrive

A survey of Swedish nursing home staff found seniors who kept busy reported better well-being and were more engaged, highlighting the importance of staying active and retaining personhood. Read More »

Cannabis use highest among senior population

A new report has found the use of cannabis has nearly tripled since 2000, but little research has been conducted to show reliable, representative information about usage and attitudes among older adults. Read More »

Age-friendly dining

Researchers have designed a new tool to assess how elder-friendly a dining space is. Turns out, healthy dining for older adults is about a lot more than food. How would your dining venues rate? Read More »

Silverado launches program for movement disorders

The national care chain designed the cross-departmental program specifically to support residents with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Read More »

A birthday surprise

A granddaughter brings her birthday party to the nursing home so grandma could join in the celebration.  Read More »

Couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

A continuing care retirement community helped plan a memorable evening in for a Pennsylvania couple still in love all these decades later.  Read More »

The pony express: Valentine’s Day edition

A Texas nursing home received a special delivery of some handmade Valentine’s Day cards.  Read More »

Residents not receiving opioids

At least four Brookdale Charleston residents weren’t receiving their prescription medications.  Read More »

One-on-one with…Jeff Stamps, RPh

Our Q&A with Jeff Stamps, CEO of Remedi, explores the future of LTC pharmacy and how pharmacy services can help SNFs comply with documentation and care planning. Read More »

A second helping

Resident blogger Kathy Mears dishes on proper etiquette for extra food portions. Read More »

NH matches residents with Valentine’s admirers

A nursing home is asking community members to be residents’ valentines. Read More »

A co-managed approach to hip fractures

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is pairing geriatricians and geriatrics-trained clinicians with orthopedic surgeons to improve outcomes for seniors with hip fractures. Read More »

Brace yourself

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears was told for years she was unable to get new leg braces. When hers finally broke, she was pleasantly surprised to learn she was eligible for new custom ones.   Read More »

Fighting superbugs with genetic warfare

As antibiotic resistance grows, scientists are learning how to attack killer bacteria at the genetic level. Read More »

Sedentary lifestyle has measurable effect on cellular age: UCal study

New research is another warning to older couch potatoes: A person’s biological clock is affected by a lot more than time. Read More »

Seniors rally for Women’s March

A group of retirement community residents showed their solidarity by marching around the campus Saturday.  Read More »

Therapy billing fraud: When will LTC learn?

Providers who overbill or fudge their therapy services are on the DOJ’s radar more than ever. So why is there still so much therapy billing fraud? Read More »

Brookdale community writes happy tale

One senior living community is now the forever home for a former resident’s dog. Read More »

Dental company helps residents smile

HyLife LLC has started an oral health program to help maintain dependent adults’ oral health in long-term care facilities. Read More »