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Employee drug testing under the new OSHA rules

December 7, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has new rules about discrimination and retaliation, and your organization's employee drug-testing policies may need to be revised to stay in compliance.

World's oldest woman celebrates another birthday

December 6, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Emma Morano, of Italy, celebrated her 117th birthday. She is the oldest person in the world, according to the Guinness World Records. 

CDC kicks off seasonal flu campaign

December 6, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Seniors are in the spotlight this week as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches its 2016-2017 National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Chinese nursing home offers visitor rewards

December 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Chinese nursing home has a family rewards program whereby visits from loved ones can be redeemed for goods or services at the home. The facility has awarded 227 awards worth more than 30,000 yuan (about $4,000 USD) since the program began this fall. 

Psychotropics increase falls risk among NH residents

December 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers have found antipsychotics and antidepressants increase the risk of falls for nursing home residents. That risk increased by nearly three-fold when those residents took at least one prescription on a scheduled basis. 

Industry Insights

What residents with Alzheimer's really want for the holidays

December 2, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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How do you visit and converse with someone who doesn’t quite recall who you are? Here are 12 tips for encouraging healthy, happy holiday visits for those who have dementia.

Home health pushes for more thought on CMS pre-claim policy

December 1, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A coalition of home health providers is encouraging Congress to give Medicare more time to iron out its home health pre-claim policy before pilots begin.

Oklahoma LTC pharmacy expands

December 1, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Boomer Solutions has opened another pharmacy in partnership with Guardian Pharmacy to serve Oklahoma seniors across the care continuum. 

Santa forgets Christmas in new Alzheimer's ad

November 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The make believe story of how Santa forgets Christmas is part of a new ad campaign to highlight the magic--and importance--of dementia research this holiday season. 

Apple to monitor Parkinson's disease

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Apple is internally researching whether the iPhone and Apple Watch can be used for people with Parkinson's disease through passive monitoring to help doctors track symptoms and manage medication. 

Blogs

Ready, set... Grow!

December 5, 2016     Pamela Tabar

Long-Term Living has exciting news to share! We've got big plans for 2017, and we want YOU to be part of the journey!

Shopping on behalf of residents

December 5, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on the challenge of not being able to run to the store spur of the moment—and the added difficulty of asking someone to shop for you. 

What residents with Alzheimer's really want for the holidays

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

How do you visit and converse with someone who doesn’t quite recall who you are? Here are 12 tips for encouraging healthy, happy holiday visits for those who have dementia.

Hope for Alzheimer's research

November 30, 2016     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak is optimistic about drug treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease despite Eli Lilly’s solanezumab Phase 3 clinical drug trial failure.