Geriatrics
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AHCA Announces Nursing Home Quality Winners

Anthony Cirillo - October 29, 2012

   The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) announced the recipients of the 2012 National Quality Award program. A total of…

eHealth
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New Tool Searches Nursing Home Deficiencies

Anthony Cirillo - October 25, 2012

A consumer-targeted Internet tool allows users to search the federal nursing home inspection reports and deficiencies by keyword, city and facility name. The Nursing Home Inspect database covers…

Geriatrics
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Dangerous 18 Hours Shifts in Nursing Homes

docnieder - August 17, 2012

A nurse friend of my husband's was recently let go from a Kentucky nursing home for medication mistakes made while working two back-to-back, weekend, eighteen-hour shifts. I…

Business
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IPAD Benefits Dementia Patients

Anthony Cirillo - December 10, 2011

So Easy A Senior Can Do It Getty ImagesOne Florida nursing home has found that use of Apple's iPad 2 rejuvenates memory, motor and social skills of…

Hospital Administration
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Nursing Homes Send More Medicaid to Hospitals

Anthony Cirillo - December 6, 2011

A new study shows that individuals enrolled in Medicaid are 27 percent more likely to be sent to the hospital than individuals with private insurance – decisions…

Business
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Who Runs the Nursing Home? CNA’s

Anthony Cirillo - November 12, 2011

The following is a guest post from Elizabeth O’Malley: With the advances in healthcare and surgery techniques, more adults are living into their eighties and beyond. Many…

Hospital Administration
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It’s Back to Basics in Nursing Homes in Treating Disease

MichaelDouglas1 - November 9, 2011

Posted in DiversionsHealthcare Policy & The MediaKnowledge & MedicineScience & Research Posted in DiversionsHealthcare Policy & The MediaKnowledge & MedicineScience & ResearchJust under 13 percent of skilled…

Policy & Law
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Nursing Home Compare Overall Complete

Anthony Cirillo - September 7, 2011

The redesign of the federal Nursing Home Compare website, which lets consumers file complaints more easily and compare facilities based on quality measures, is complete. The overhaul…

Public Health
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Antipsychotic Drugs Called Hazardous for the Elderly

Anthony Cirillo - August 3, 2011

A government audit has revealed that nearly one in seven elderly nursing home residents, nearly all suffering dementia are given antipsychotic drugs even though the medicines increase…

Business
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Threats of Nursing Home Lawsuits Do Not Improve Care

Anthony Cirillo - May 16, 2011

Nursing homes with high quality ratings are sued almost as often as lower performing nursing homes, according to a new study published by the New England Journal…