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Chinese nursing home offers visitor rewards

December 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A nursing home in China has started a family rewards program, whereby children who visit their parents so many times can earn rewards to spend on goods or services at the home. Since the program began this fall, the nursing home has awarded 227 awards worth...

Shopping on behalf of residents

December 5, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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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. 

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. 

Hospitalizations increasing among Parkinson's patients in Ireland

November 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new study has found more seniors with Parkinson's disease are being admitted to the hospital for serious but preventable conditions who must then stay at a nursing home following discharge.

The ‘thankful for’ tree

November 21, 2016  | 
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This holiday season, blogger Kathleen Mears is grateful for the opportunity she and her fellow residents had to give thanks and participate in the celebrations.

Nursing home faces $100,000 fine for heroin overdose

November 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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State and federal health officials seek fines for more than $100,000 at a Chicago nursing home after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the facility. 

A Place For Mom joins effort to promote veterans' LTC resources

November 10, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Place For Mom is partnering with a veterans resource organization to spread the word about the Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension, which can help pay the costs for assistance for those who qualify.

25% of seniors don't talk about end-of-life care, says UC study

November 10, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Nobody like to talk about death. But not talking about it now could diminish your chances of having your end-of-life wishes known later, notes a study in JAMA.

Kindred leaving skilled nursing, focusing on home care

November 8, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Kentucky-based senior care chain is restructuring to focus on home health, rehabilitation and long-term acute care.

Rising after the election

November 7, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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It’s the presidential nominees’ jobs to rally us, but blogger Kathleen Mears reminds us that regardless of the winner, we must rally behind him or her to ensure a smooth transition of power and to sustain our democracy. 

Date set for largest-ever healthcare fraud case

November 4, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Philip Esformes, co-owner of the Esformes Network of more than 30 skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities, will have a fall 2017 trial for his alleged $1 billion Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme. 

Laptop listening again

October 31, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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Speech recognition software helps blogger Kathleen Mears connect to the world. Windows updates prevented her microphone from working, causing her to spend weeks troubleshooting for a solution. 

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