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CDC, NCIPC launch first national definitions of elder abuse

February 5, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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What constitutes elder abuse? Until now, the answers have depended on what state you live in.

Proposed MA state budget includes extra $30 million for nursing homes

February 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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Nursing home workers have joine other industry workers pushing for a $15 hourly minimum wage in Massachusetts. 

STANLEY Healthcare partners with GPO for safety solutions

February 4, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Two of STANLEY Healthcare’s safety solutions will now be available through the Prime Source GPO group purchasing organization.

Senior software provider Caremerge partners with EHR developer Amazing Charts

February 4, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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The new partnership between two healthcare companies is intended to improve patient care and physician office efficiency. 

Nursing home operator files for bankruptcy following government shutdown

February 4, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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State and federal investigators shut down multiple nursing homes operated by New Beginnings Care, LLC. The company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Seniors have a new way get around town with Uber

February 3, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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grandPad, a tablet designed for seniors, has partnered with Uber to help seniors catch a ride while maintaining their mobility and independent.

Staff training, retention top concerns for housekeeping sector

February 2, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Cleaning professionals are betting on better training and more efficient processes to aid staff retention and cut costs.

A glove that reduces Parkinson's tremors

February 2, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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A medical student designed a glove to give back control topeople with Parkinson's disease. The glove uses gyroscopes to steady hand movement, allowing people to feed themselves again.

FDA clears new tests to diagnose, treat vestibular disorder

February 2, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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Hearing and balance manufacturer GN Otometrics has developed a series of tests to help balance professionals diagnose and treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. 

Nursing home resident dies after improper mechanical chair lift transfer

February 2, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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A CNA is accused of causing fatal injuries to a resident after a fall from a mechanical lift. It’s the latest report for substandard care from Synergy Health Centers. 

Blogs

Tonight in Holly's world

February 8, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears talks about a fellow resident with memory loss who is reliving her younger days as a nurse by trying to care for other residents.

Wanted: Senior-savvy tech

February 2, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

2015 may have been the buzz year for "The Internet of Things," but 2016 could be about the "Internet of Meaningful Senior Tech Things."

Get ready to focus on fire doors

February 1, 2016     Stan Szpytek

Upcoming code compliance regs are about to take a fresh look at fire doors, says Long-Term Living's fire safety experty Stan Szpytek. Here's what your facility ops and risk management teams need to know.

Roving counselors

February 1, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how setting a standing appointment made her more receptive and comfortable to counseling.