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Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise: Study October 08, 2014

Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study September 11, 2014

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk September 10, 2014

Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern

Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study June 30, 2014

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study February 28, 2014

Missing hand sanitizer, gaps in staff training may jeopardize efforts to stem spread of infection, researchers say

My Father's Keeper: Caring for a Parent With Dementia January 24, 2014

With no training and no pay, an army of informal caregivers provides a billion dollar service

For Seniors With Dementia, the Choice to Live Alone Can Be a Risky One January 23, 2014

Study identifies safety issues, lack of social activities and health care

Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer: Study December 20, 2013

Addressing safety, medical issues key to independent living, researcher says

Newer Foam Mattresses May Help Prevent Bedsores in Nursing Homes November 22, 2013

Study suggests using high-density mattresses means residents don't need to be turned as often

J&J to Pay $2 Billion for Improperly Marketing Antipsychotic Drug November 04, 2013

Settlement will cover criminal, civil charges with U.S. government, 45 states

Smartphones May Help Nursing Home Docs Spot Drug Mishaps October 22, 2013

90 percent of physicians who used mobile devices avoided at least one error in the previous month, study says

Home-Delivered Meals Could Help Some Avoid Nursing Home: Study October 11, 2013

Many states could save money by feeding seniors at home rather than paying for residential care

Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors October 08, 2013

Patients who had the less-invasive procedure were less likely to need nursing home care, study finds

Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study October 07, 2013

Using arms to break falls didn't work, video analysis showed

'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine a First-Class Idea? October 04, 2013

In early trial, symptoms of norovirus infection were halved, researchers say

Many Americans Worry About Cost of Long-Term Care: Poll September 30, 2013

Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey also finds most are mistaken about how costs are covered now

Bacterial Infection's Spread Occurs Beyond Health Care Settings: Study September 25, 2013

Review of C. difficile suggests most transmission takes place outside of hospitals, nursing homes

Study: Predominantly Black Nursing Homes Deliver Poorer Care September 13, 2013

Lower revenue, tighter profit margins may compromise quality, research suggests

U.S. Nursing Homes Reducing Use of Antipsychotic Drugs August 27, 2013

Program tackling over-prescription to dementia patients is working, government data suggest

Signs of Potential Trouble for Nursing Home Residents July 16, 2013

Multiple hospitalizations for dehydration, certain infections raise risk of death, study finds

Exercise May Help People With Alzheimer's Avoid Nursing Homes April 15, 2013

Study finds regular activity delays physical decline, reduces falls

U.S. Spends More on Dementia Care Than Heart Disease or Cancer: Study April 03, 2013

Annual bill now tops $200 billion, largely for long-term care, researchers say

Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors March 22, 2013

Study of patients hospitalized for condition found higher risk of mental decline, disability

Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S. March 22, 2013

Many develop in health care facilities, researcher says

Efforts to Prevent Hospital-Based Infection Falling Short, Survey Finds March 14, 2013

Gastric illness from C. difficile continues to rise despite improved cleaning, decontamination

MRSA 'Super Bug' Prevalent in Nursing Homes, Study Finds February 15, 2013

Positive samples suggest need for greater infection control, researcher says

Palliative Care Eases Suffering for Seniors at End of Life: Study December 20, 2012

Such patients in long-term care were less depressed, had fewer ER visits

Funding Meals on Wheels Keeps Seniors Independent: Study December 07, 2012

State's support may help older Americans avoid nursing home

Abused Elderly Likely to Have Brain, Head and Neck Injuries November 27, 2012

Only 2 percent of abuse cases are reported, study says

Family's Questions About Alzheimer's Patients Can Put Nurses in a Bind November 13, 2012

They often struggle to be honest but upbeat when answering inquiries, study says

More Antibiotic Use Tied to Rise in Diarrheal Infections in Hospitals: Study October 22, 2012

Kids, elderly especially vulnerable to serious consequences from C. difficile bacteria

Videos of Real-Life Stumbles May Help Fall-Prevention Efforts October 17, 2012

Seniors most at risk when they shift their weight and lose their center of gravity, analysis shows

Use of Medicare Skilled Nursing Benefit Is High at End of Life: Study October 02, 2012

Financial concerns may deter many from using hospice provision, researchers say

Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After Surgery October 02, 2012

Study found more disability, complications and longer hospital stays for these patients

Medicare Gaps Leave Many With Big Bill at End of Life, Study Finds September 14, 2012

Health care spending in the final 5 years exceeds total household assets for one in four seniors

'Magic' Carpet Could Help Shield Elderly From Falls September 06, 2012

Optical fibers map walking patterns, warn of potential dangers

Poor Sleep Ups Odds for Nursing Home Care, Study Finds July 27, 2012

Women who slept more soundly were less likely to be in an assisted-living facility within 5 years

Home-Based Care Teams Offer Help for Those With Dementia July 18, 2012

Coordinated effort boosts quality of life, delays need for nursing home, study finds

Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults July 13, 2012

Study found intestinal species varied depending on seniors' health, residence

Home Elder Care: Buyer, Beware July 12, 2012

Scant background checks of aides often leave frail elderly vulnerable, researchers say

One-Fifth of Nursing Home Residents Fall in First Month June 25, 2012

Large study also linked certified nursing assistant staffing to lower risk

Hospitalization May Be 'Tipping Point' for Alzheimer's Decline June 19, 2012

Study also found delirium added to risk of mental deterioration, even death

Study Offers Ways to Decrease Use of Restraints at Nursing Homes May 23, 2012

Instilling a 'culture of care' can help, researchers say

For Dementia Patients, Feeding Tubes May Increase Bed Sores May 14, 2012

Findings challenge long-standing beliefs, researchers say

Older People With Dementia Cared for Mostly at Home May 11, 2012

Study challenges assumption that most patients die in nursing homes

Women With Older Partners More Often Admitted to Nursing Homes April 18, 2012

Study from Northern Ireland suggests aging men may be too frail to take care of their wives

White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents April 11, 2012

More than half of those in residential care facilities are 85 or older, analysis shows

Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study April 05, 2012

These clots often start in the legs but can also affect the heart, lung or brain, researchers say

Dangerous Bacteria Also Spreads Outside Hospitals: CDC March 06, 2012

C. difficile infections and death rates at 'historic highs,' experts say

Lack of Vitamin D May Harm Older Women's Health March 06, 2012

Better prevention, treatment of deficiency needed for nursing home patients, researchers say

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