The promise of anabolic steroids as treatment for severe pressure ulcers took a hit in a recent clinical trial testing oxandrolone.
Two technology companies combine their products to provide electronic data documentation across the care continuum—from hospitals to SNFs to home care.
New CMS guidelines take a deeper look at discharge planning, clarifying who is responsible for what at the time of discharge and why discharge planning is a key to reducing 30-day readmissions.
The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing and CareSpeak Communications develop a patient-centric medications reminder service to improve seniors' medication compliance.
Ignoring evacuation plans may become costly for Louisiana facilities that do not have adequate systems in place to move their residents out of harm's way.
CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announces a significantly smaller and more-focused project list for Round Two of the funding awards.
Signature HealthCARE has acquired six facilities from Kindred Healthcare, increasing Signature’s national presence to 78 facilities.
Tavenner is the first permanent administrator of that federal agency to be confirmed in nearly a decade.
This week’s Medicare fraud sting operation involved nearly 100 people across multiple states, including physicians, nurses and therapists.
While quality and satisfaction scores have improved, skilled nursing facilities need to continue to improve and adapt to government policy and reimbursement cuts to survive.
Counting sheep, warm milk and a quiet room are not cure-all remedies for insomnia. A recent study finds that sleeplessness may predict the need for extended care.
The FDA has approved the first once-a-day inhalant to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Too many hours, too little pay and too few staff are the accusations at a West Virginia nursing home for veterans currently under state investigation.
A telecom giant and a care-coordination software company join forces to improve care transitions and data capture at home.
Nearly 300 long-term care facilities in the U.S. and Canada have been recognized as 2013 Embracing Quality Award Winners for quality of care delivery in an accredited QAPI program.
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In this issue: Leaders of Tomorrow. The Brave New LTC World. Technology reaches further into long-term and post-acute care policy.