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WoundRounds launches mobile charting app

August 30, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Documenting wound care just got easier, as a leading application gets mobile.

How you walk could indicate falls risk

August 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

An analysis of embedded sensor data that measured gait speed and stride found that cumulative declines could predict a fall up to three weeks in advances, suggesting opportunities for proactive interventions.

What senior communities need to know about Zika

August 30, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The Zika virus is not expected to spread rampantly throughout the United States, but senior living communities in southern states or high-risk areas like Miami can take proactive precautions to reduce risk to residents, staff and visiting families.

An app to help persons with dementia remember

August 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Twelve-year-old Emma Yang is developing an app that will help families stay in touch with loved ones with dementia. It will also help those with dementia remember who their loved ones are through facial recognition detection. 

History of stroke associated with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease

August 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

An analysis of two longitudinal studies has found a history of stroke was associated with a two-fold risk for both familial and sporadic forms of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD). 

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Brookdale makes space for early Alzheimer’s residents

August 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The nation’s largest long-term care provider is expanding the continuum of care to offer a transitional space for residents with mild dementia who need more than assisted living but aren’t ready for memory care. 

LTC organizations secure discount for movie night licenses

August 29, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The old reel-to-reel movies may have given way to DVDs and streaming videos, but keeping your “movie night” legal still requires public performance license. Luckily, there's a sale on licenses for the rest of 2016.

NOTICE Act takes effect

August 25, 2016  |  Robert Gatty

Advocacy groups are urging Congress to pass additional legislation on the NOTICE Act to allow observation time to count toward the required three-day inpatient stay for Medicare. Federal officials are also considering arbitration agreement provisions.

Judge: CMS fails to educate on maintenance therapy coverage changes

August 24, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Too many beneficiaries—and their doctors—still don’t realize that maintenance therapies are now covered by Medicare, ruled a U.S. District Court judge.

Shortage of female urologists met with growing need

August 24, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A recent study has found women prefer to see female urologists, but that can be a challenge because female urologists are a small minority. 


When voice recognition software doesn’t listen

August 29, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears uses voice recognition software to navigate the Internet. Her software isn’t working, so she’s been forced to use a workaround to navigate—and communicate. 

Lamenting a new cell phone

August 22, 2016     Kathleen Mears

When older technology gives up the ghost or is no longer supported, cell phone companies aren't always helpful when it comes to setting up a new cell phone.

Funding innovation

August 18, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

There's an exciting new grant fund available for those with the next great ideas for improving senior care.

A less than joyful ride

August 15, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears continues to have trouble with her new power chair. The experience is frustrating because beyond the hassle of her time, it has restricted her mobility and independence.