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.
Boomer Solutions has opened another pharmacy in partnership with Guardian Pharmacy to serve Oklahoma seniors across the care continuum.
A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found Medicare beneficiaries of minority racial/ethnic groups reported receiving worse care than whites.
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.
Seniors using long-term services and support who have chronic cardiac and pulmonary conditions are at increased risk for hospitalization, according to a new study.
AMDA is continuing to expand its historically-physician-based membership scope by forging deeper relationships with the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.
Long-term care facilities and hospitals are becoming more aware of the need for diligent infection control in resident populations--including better training.
The CDC has issued warnings to hospitals and laboratories to be on the lookout for an emerging threat: a fungal infection called Candida auris.
How much does exercise matter to brain aging? Does the type of exercise affect outcomes? University of Pittsburgh researchers just got $21 million to explore the questions.
The office’s 2017 workplan targets rehabilitation, hospice and hyperbaric oxygen therapy services, in addition to SNF billing.
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.
Want to extend the efforts to reduce unnecessary medications even further? Here’s how you can cut back on other behavior medications in a non-pharmacological way.
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