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Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab CentersMarch 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: StudyFebruary 08, 2016

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

Screen Nursing Home Residents for B12 Deficiency: ResearchersJanuary 19, 2016

Medications can block absorption of the vitamin, causing mental harms

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: StudyOctober 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 ShotsSeptember 08, 2015

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study FindsAugust 25, 2015

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

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

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

Many Doctors Work While Sick, Survey ShowsJuly 06, 2015

But practice puts patients at risk, researchers note

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

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

Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study FindsApril 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: CDCFebruary 25, 2015

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu VaccineFebruary 03, 2015

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

40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a DisabilityDecember 02, 2014

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

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing HomesNovember 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: StudyOctober 08, 2014

Researchers note problem will only worsen as baby boomers grow old

Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: StudySeptember 11, 2014

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

Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's RiskSeptember 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': StudyJune 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: StudyFebruary 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 DementiaJanuary 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 OneJanuary 23, 2014

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

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

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

Newer Foam Mattresses May Help Prevent Bedsores in Nursing HomesNovember 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 DrugNovember 04, 2013

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

Smartphones May Help Nursing Home Docs Spot Drug MishapsOctober 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: StudyOctober 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 SeniorsOctober 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: StudyOctober 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: PollSeptember 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: StudySeptember 25, 2013

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

Study: Predominantly Black Nursing Homes Deliver Poorer CareSeptember 13, 2013

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

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

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

Signs of Potential Trouble for Nursing Home ResidentsJuly 16, 2013

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

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

Study finds regular activity delays physical decline, reduces falls

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

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

Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for SeniorsMarch 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 FindsMarch 14, 2013

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

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

Positive samples suggest need for greater infection control, researcher says

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

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

Funding Meals on Wheels Keeps Seniors Independent: StudyDecember 07, 2012

State's support may help older Americans avoid nursing home

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

Only 2 percent of abuse cases are reported, study says

Family's Questions About Alzheimer's Patients Can Put Nurses in a BindNovember 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: StudyOctober 22, 2012

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

Videos of Real-Life Stumbles May Help Fall-Prevention EffortsOctober 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: StudyOctober 02, 2012

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

Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After SurgeryOctober 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 FindsSeptember 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 FallsSeptember 06, 2012

Optical fibers map walking patterns, warn of potential dangers