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WITH SEPSIS, IT’S A 'RACE AGAINST TIME'
Wednesday, August 24
Most patients with sepsis have recently been treated in a healthcare facility, and many clinicians are missing the signs, according to the CDC. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHAT DO WE DO WHEN THE ANTIPSYCHOTICS ARE GONE?
Tuesday, August 23
Because facilities are being asked to reduce the use of antipsychotics while simultaneously providing excellent care, there must be a fundamental shift in their approach to care delivery. McKnight's

THE DOCTOR AND THE PATIENT AT THE END OF LIFE
Monday, August 22
A doctor discusses his private discovery that not all elderly patients share the same views about prolonging life.
The Washington Post

ETHNICITY AND AGING: LATINA ES MEJOR!

Friday, August 19
If you want to live a long life, it helps to be Latino. Latinos tend to age more slowly than other ethnic groups, despite having higher rates of diabetes and other chronic diseases. Researchers at UCLA think they’ve discovered why. Long-Term Living

PHYSICAL DECLINE BEGINS EARLIER THAN EXPECTED: STUDY
Thursday, August 18
Physical decline is common in frail elders, but a new study suggests that this downward slide actually begins sooner in life—when people are in their 50's. Provider

STUDY: TUBE FEEDING DOWN AMONG DEMENTIA PATIENTS IN NURSING HOMES
Wednesday, August 17
Researchers have found the number of patients receiving a feeding tube has decreased by about half in the last 15 years, but concerns about their continued use remain. UPI

ELDERLY PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL NEED TO KEEP MOVING
Tuesday, August 16
Despite a growing body of research that shows staying in bed can be harmful to seniors, many hospitals still don’t put a high priority on making them walk. California Healthline

COMMON PAINKILLER MAY HELP REVERSE ALZHEIMER'S-RELATED MEMORY LOSS
Monday, August 15
An anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to treat pain associated from menstrual cramps may be able to reverse memory loss linked to Alzheimer's disease, new research shows. Manchester University

STUDIES: FIVE-STAR RATINGS LINKED TO CONSUMER DEMAND, NURSE TRAINING 
Friday, August 12
Consumers increasingly are more likely to choose a skilled nursing care center if it has a Five-Star Rating of five stars, according to a recent study by Health Services Research. Provider

HOW TO HANDLE RESIDENTS WHO BULLY STAFF
Thursday, August 11
There's a common image of a bully: A meaty kid on a playground, harassing a skinny classmate wearing glasses. In a skilled nursing environment, that physical stereotype may not be quite that defined, but the behavior can be all-too-familiar. McKnight's

LODI'S VIENNA NURSING & REHAB HOSTS RESIDENT COMPETITION
Wednesday, August 10
Who needs Rio when you have Vienna? Residents at the Lodi facility took on some Olympic-style events, and a local TV news crew was on the scene to catch the action. ABC10.com

CMS: SURVEY TEAMS WILL ASK TO SEE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
Tuesday, August 9
The move follows several high-profile reports of staff sharing inappropriate patient pictures on social media.
McKnight's

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