The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is set to drop doctors’ face-to-face narrative requirement for home health coverage.
Several studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark, shed light on the prevalence, detection and treatment of the disease.
QAPI expert Nell Griffin, LPN, EdM, offers valuable resources and advice on establishing performance improvement projects to remedy problems in care practices.
Ed McMahon, PhD, will receive the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living at the organization's 2014 annual meeting.
Researchers are testing sensors to monitor seniors and sync their ongoing health information between their homes and acute care sites. after they leave the hospital. What could this development mean for long-term care?
A study reveals that improved workflow in an EHR can significantly reduce medication errors in an LTC setting.
A new Alzheimer's and dementia-focused association offers training and support for caregivers.
Bring staff on board to apply reliability principles in their efforts to prevent and control the incidents of infection in the congregate setting of long-term care.
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Long-Term Living's 2014 Leaders of Tomorrow
Peer support groups positively affect people in the early stages of dementia, according to the results of a project.
Most electronic health record systems lack a central location for advanced directives, a study finds.
Pilot tests of a bed that tilts straight up can counteract long periods of bedrest.
An agreement between MatrixCare and Johns Hopkins will provide EHR users with a falls-risk assessment tool.
The Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, but its effect on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study.
Older adults in the news, surveys and research show that aging can be something to look forward to.
You can learn a lot from those who love you, those who like you and those who hate you. Put that knowledge to work to improve your financial well-being.
Is it an emergency? Does the resident need assistance? Is it an equipment malfunction? These questions cannot be answered unless staff responds to call lights.
We are expected to be on time for medical appointments but usually end up sitting in the waiting room. Compound that wait with a long round-trip ride and that one appointment can take all day.
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