(American Geriatrics Society) A cadre of the field's preeminent physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, long-term and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, trainees, journalists, and advocates...Show More Summary
The average resident of a nursing home takes about 9 different medications each day. Handholding is at a premium in institutions that have only enough staff to spend, on average, a total of two-hours, twenty-minutes of face time per resident per day.But based on my personal experience with the somewhat discredited Dr. Show More Summary
An Arab patients family is suing nursing home after finding their father covered in bruises.
Wake-up Call “Hey. I have someone who wants to talk to you.” It was 7:20 in the morning when my husband called me to say my son woke up in a bad mood because I wasn’t home to get him out of his crib. In order to calm him down, they called me. I was […]
(Regenstrief Institute) Predicting ahead of time which nursing home residents can potentially avoid hospitalization is complex, according to a new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Post by Jordyn Smith. The discovery and rescue of the 13 Turpin siblings held captive in their parent's California home in January, has held the nation in a suspended state of shock for weeks. While further investigation into the horrors...Show More Summary
Dr. Bill Thomas has spent the majority of his career trying to improve nursing homes, but now hopes to make it so that people no longer need them, period — by offering scaled-down residences that actually fit the needs of aging seniors. Just, whatever you do, don't call them tiny homes. READ MORE »
(Reuters Health) - An approach to nursing home care that fosters interest and social interaction among patients and staff may reduce agitation and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia sufferers and improve their quality of life, a recent trial suggests.
George Kaufman, the chairman of New York City’s Kaufman Astoria Studios – home to numerous East Coast productions past and present including Orange is the New Black, The Path, The Affair, Nurse Jackie, Blue Blood and HBO’s Angels inShow More Summary
Dozens of nursing homes in the Sunshine State with long records of failing to meet state and federal standards operate with little risk of being shut down.
A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video showed James Dempsey's nurse laughing instead.
One reason for the evictions, legal advocates say, is that the residents’ better-paying Medicare coverage is ending and will be replaced by Medicaid.
Home health aides, nurse practitioners and financial advisers are needed. Ever think about driving a truck? Drivers are needed, too.
It's mid-February and the flu patients keep coming. Flu vaccine and screening supplies are becoming scarce at the Findlay, Ohio, medical practice where family nurse practitioner Gina Vaughn sees her patients. The influx continues as the infection spreads. Show More Summary
OnlyBoth Inc., a provider of benchmarking insights that enhance understanding, transparency, and performance improvement, has launched a new, revolutionary benchmarking engine at https://www.benchmine.com. OnlyBoth delivers fully automated, comparative insights on nursing homes in straightforward English summaries, rich with context. Show More Summary
(Regenstrief Institute) A new study from Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute compares quality of hospice services provided for patients living at home, in assisted living facility and in nursing homes as perceived by family members. Show More Summary
(Elsevier) Infection prevention practices centered on hand hygiene (HH) protocols can save lives across all healthcare facilities, not just hospital settings. This includes nursing homes, according to a new study published in the February...Show More Summary
A dementia patient wandered off in the cold during a transport between two Brooklyn nursing homes and was discovered 12 hours later.
The social insects have been seen cleaning wounds and possibly administering antibiotics to prevent infection When the battle is done the victors head home, their march broken only to gather the wounded, who are hauled back to base for life-saving treatment. Show More Summary
Untreated osteoporosis could spawn an epidemic of bone fractures, hospital and nursing home admissions, even premature deaths.