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ADDING DANCE STEPS TO EXERCISE INCREASES ENJOYMENT FOR ELDERS
Wednesday, September 28
A new study suggests that social dancing doesn’t prevent falls or associated risks in seniors, yet there are still many reasons for able elders to shake a leg. Provider

GOT KIDNEY STONES? MAYBE IT'S TIME TO RIDE SPACE MOUNTAIN
Tuesday, September 27
The pain, some say, is worse than childbirth, but the secret to gaining the upper hand on kidney stones may just be a thrill ride away. McKnight's

ACLU TAKES ON NURSING HOMES
Monday, September 26
“As in all cases involving a resident who wasn't accepted at a nursing home, each side has a different take on what happened.” McKnight's

MORE SENIORS WELCOME VIRTUAL SOCIALIZING
Friday, September 23
According to a new survey, senior residents aren’t likely to be afraid of a mouse unless it has fur and four paws. It seems older Americans are not only comfortable using computers, they are discovering the joys of social media. Provider

BIG INCREASE IN LATINOS WITH ALZHEIMER'S PROJECTED, ALONG WITH COSTS
Thursday, September 22
Researchers are warning of a coming exponential increase in the incidence of Alzheimer's Disease in the Latino population and the economic and health care costs that it will bring. NBC News

IMPAIRED PRACTICE: THE REALITY OF A TABOO TOPIC
Wednesday, September 21
"Impaired practice is a significant issue and needs to be taken seriously. Nationally, we are in an epidemic of opioid addiction. This is not a black-and-white situation when it comes to care providers. Many have chronic pain from job-related injuries or strains." McKnight's

CRACKING THE CODE TO SEVEN YEARS OF FIVE-STAR RATINGS SUCCESS
Monday, September 19
Since the inception of the Five-Star Quality Rating program, there have been 113 SNFs that have earned and maintained an overall 5-star score. Who are these exceedingly high performers. So how do they do it? McKnight's

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