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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

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