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One Social Hour a Week Can Help Someone With Dementia July 16, 2017

Good staff training improved patients' quality of life, lowered costs, study says

Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC June 06, 2017

Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria

Getting Bedbugs Out of Nursing Homes, Apartment Buildings - for Good May 31, 2017

Taking steps to keep pests away is key in multi-unit housing, insect specialist says

1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria May 31, 2017

More infection-prevention education and policies are needed, study findings suggest

Bystander CPR Not Only Saves Lives, It Lessens Disability: Study May 04, 2017

Good Samaritans can help prevent brain damage, nursing home care for cardiac arrest victims

For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer? February 06, 2017

Restrictions in some U.S. states are an obstacle, researcher says

Common Viruses a Deadly Threat at Nursing Homes January 13, 2017

RSV and human metapneumovirus need to be taken as seriously as influenza, study author says

Cranberry Products May Not Prevent UTIs: Study October 27, 2016

In female nursing home residents, cranberry capsules didn't affect infection rate

Less Than Half of Older Hip Fracture Patients Fully Recover: Study October 26, 2016

Geriatric experts cite need to set realistic expectations for the injured and their families

Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients October 10, 2016

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study October 06, 2016

Warning signs such as exhaustion increase the risk for bad outcomes, researchers find

Health Tip: Choosing a Senior Home September 08, 2016

Signs it's a good place for a loved one

'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Powerful Antipsychotics July 26, 2016

Staff training can help eliminate inappropriate practices in nursing homes, study says

Clashes at Nursing Homes Not Uncommon June 13, 2016

20 percent of residents affected over 1-month period, study found

Dangerous Urinary Tract Infections Common in Nursing Homes June 10, 2016

Study found 1 in 20 residents developed a UTI in average month, but many facilities lack preventive measures

New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke May 04, 2016

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers March 14, 2016

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: Study February 08, 2016

Findings led to an increase in Medicare payments to improve care, researchers say

Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: Researchers January 19, 2016

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study October 02, 2015

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots September 08, 2015

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds August 25, 2015

Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations

Nursing Home Care Improving for U.S. Minorities, Study Finds July 14, 2015

Higher reimbursement rates by Medicaid may have played a role, researchers say

Many Doctors Work While Sick, Survey Shows July 06, 2015

But practice puts patients at risk, researchers note

Millions More Long-Term Care Workers Needed by 2030: Study June 08, 2015

Biggest need is in home and personal care aides, expert says

Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds April 06, 2015

Many patients were immobile or dead a year later, but some benefited

Dangerous <i>C. Difficile</i> Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC February 25, 2015

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine February 03, 2015

Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability December 02, 2014

U.S. government analysis also found 15 percent had three or more problems

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes November 21, 2014

Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

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

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