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Archive for June 6th, 2012

On June 6, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan came to LeadingAge to discuss various senior-housing related issues during a meeting of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO).

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Skilled nursing operators are among the many providers waiting — and worrying — about whether the U.S. Supreme Court will scrap the healthcare reform law in a ruling expected to be announced late this month.

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Nearly one-fourth of U.S. nursing homes are giving residents more antipsychotic drugs than federal guidelines recommend, a Boston Globe analysis says.

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Strawberry and blueberry consumption has been linked to slower rates of memory loss.

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Strawberry and blueberry consumption has been linked to slower rates of memory loss.

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A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration analysis raises questions about long-term effectiveness among women of the widely prescribed osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates.

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Long-term care providers face negative perceptions and should focus on quality measurements to combat unfair portrayals, association executives said in May.

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McKnight’s Long-Term Care News was named the Gold Award winner for Best News Coverage in the annual ASHPE Awards. The top honor — McKnight’s 12th Gold Award — raises its industry-leading total of national ASHPE awards to 44 in recent years.

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With all the work going on around integrated care and managed care for dual eligibles, we’re trying to show the potential with models integrating supportive services and lower income housing.

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A nursing home survey expert gave providers a tip sheet to the most common deficiencies — and how to avoid them — in the first McKnight’s Super Tuesday webcast of 2012.

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A new rise in healthcare jobs is good news for executives in senior care, an expert told McKnight’s.

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Having been a director of nursing before, during and after OBRA, I can tell you, “We have come a long way, baby.” The best document I have found is from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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The high number of single baby boomers could put stress on long-term care resources, new research suggests.

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Age difference is likely the reason for women being more apt than men to become nursing home residents, new research indicates.

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I am definitely a proponent of education for treatment nurses. Continuing education is significantly important to all of us in long-term care, but especially for those directly involved in wound care.

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