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Siblings From Turpin ‘Horror House’ Are Thriving 6 Weeks After Rescue, Say Nurses

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

More Than Just a Tiny House: One Doctor's Innovative Alternative to Assisted Living

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 »

Social interaction, staff training reduce agitation in dementia patients

(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 Dies: Chairman Of NYC’s Kaufman Astoria Studios Was 89

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

Special report: Florida's worst nursing homes left open despite history of poor care, deaths

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

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.        

Nursing home workers charged after a WWII vet was left alone to die

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video showed James Dempsey's nurse laughing instead.

Complaints About Nursing Home Evictions Rise, and Regulators Take Note

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

One reason for the evictions, legal advocates say, is that the residents’ better-paying Medicare coverage is ending and will be replaced by Medicaid.

Everyone wants to hire for these 10 jobs — but not enough people are applying

Home health aides, nurse practitioners and financial advisers are needed. Ever think about driving a truck? Drivers are needed, too.        

Why You Must Stay Home When You Have the Flu

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 Launches Benchmarking Engine for Nursing Homes

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

How does it compare?: Hospice care at home, at assisted living facility, at nursing home

(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

Study: Rigorous hand hygiene-intervention practices can lower mortality, antibiotic prescription rates in nursing homes

(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

Dementia patient lost in cold after sloppy nursing home drop-off

last weekNews : NY Daily News

A dementia patient wandered off in the cold during a transport between two Brooklyn nursing homes and was discovered 12 hours later.

Nursing in nature: Matabele ants observed treating injured comrades

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

A Perfect Storm for Broken Bones

last weekHealth : Well

Untreated osteoporosis could spawn an epidemic of bone fractures, hospital and nursing home admissions, even premature deaths.

Juanita Broaddrick Puts Barbra Streisand ON BLAST Over Rumored AFFAIR With Bill Clinton

Juanita Broaddrick, the retired Arkansas nursing home administrator who was allegedly raped by Bill Clinton in 1978, called out singer Barbara Streisand Saturday night for “kissing up,” to the former President, rehashing rumors of their alleged affair. Show More Summary

Woman dead in 'domestic violence targeted attack' at nursing home

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

One person was shot dead and a suspect remains on the loose Friday after a "domestic violence targeted attack."

Cuddly kittens take over nursing home

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

The best kind of visitors are fluffy and come wrapped in tiny towels.        

A gunman fled after fatally shooting a person at a Georgia nursing home

One person died and a shooter fled the scene in Augusta, Georgia, on Friday. The shooting occurred outside a nursing home, and Augusta University said it was a "domestic violence situation." Police have not yet caught the suspect. One...Show More Summary

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