Granny Cam Bill Gains Steam in Louisiana

Granny Cam Bill Gains Steam in Louisiana

A bill dubbed the granny cam bill has received legislative approval and is awaiting the governor’s signature to become law.  The bill would allow nursing home residents to set up surveillance cameras in their room to ensure better protection of their safety. The news will be uplifting for senior care...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 20, 2018

A Butterfly Home For People Living With Dementia

A Butterfly Home For People Living With Dementia

 An Ontario long-term care center recently opened a type of space that nursing homes. Dementia patients everywhere would benefit from something similar. Butterfly homes are geared towards meeting the emotional needs of residents with dementia, including their need for connection, warmth, and a feeling of being appreciated. The...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 19, 2018

Personal Surveillance Cameras May Become a Reality in Louisiana Nursing Homes

Personal Surveillance Cameras May Become a Reality in Louisiana Nursing Homes

A recent nursing home surveillance bill has already passed the House and Senate in Louisiana and is now headed for the governor’s desk. It would allow patients and their families to install surveillance cameras in...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 19, 2018

Could robots help in nursing homes in America?

Could robots help in nursing homes in America?

 They already are. Tugs the robot, made by Pittsburgh-based Aethon, is utilized in hospitals across the nation for transport of medications, linens, and lab specimens according to Nurse.org. Nursing homes have gone a step further in Japan. Facilities in the country are trying out robots to help...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 19, 2018

Head of Medicaid Gives Enlightening Interview

Head of Medicaid Gives Enlightening Interview

Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was interviewed yesterday by the Washington Post, and her words offer a glimpse into the

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Leo G. Anderson | May 18, 2018

Federal Government Rejects Lowa Nursing Home Pay Scheme

Federal Government Rejects Lowa Nursing Home Pay Scheme

A 2016 Iowa law that attempted to appropriate Medicaid dollars to privately owned nursing homes has been rejected by federal officials.  Opponents to the law welcome the intervention as they say the bill was written entirely by industry lobbyists.

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Leo G. Anderson | May 18, 2018

Minnesota Elder Abuse Yet to Be Discussed in Legislature

Minnesota Elder Abuse Yet to Be Discussed in Legislature

Advocates for elder care reform in Minnesota continue to wait for some discussion or legislation in their State House or Senate. Nationwide, advocates say that there is a crisis of elder abuse...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 18, 2018

Elder Care Labor Force Study Reveals Changing Demographics

Elder Care Labor Force Study Reveals Changing Demographics

Argentum released a demographic study of the elder care labor force, and while much is to be expected there are some interesting new developments in the industry.  Over 90% of the labor force is male, but there is cause for some...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 17, 2018

“Laurel or Yanny” Debate Divides Internet Both Young and Old

“Laurel or Yanny” Debate Divides Internet Both Young and Old

A fascinating debate has been sweeping the nation, world and internet.  A short audio clip has been circulating in which a robot says either Laurel or Yanny depending on who you ask.

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Leo G. Anderson | May 17, 2018

North Carolina Nursing Home Under Fire After Video of Abuse Released

North Carolina Nursing Home Under Fire After Video of Abuse Released

A video showing staff at Universal Healthcare abusing an elderly patient for urinating on himself has caused an uproar. The nursing home in Raleigh, North Carolina is rightly being exposed for the horrific incident of elderly mistreat.  In the video, three nurses can be...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 17, 2018

Louisiana Nursing Home Residents Spared

Louisiana Nursing Home Residents Spared

In an update to recent news in the Louisiana budget crisis, nursing home residents will breathe a sigh of relief as they were granted some temporary assurance that they will not be evicted in the near future. The Louisiana Senate passed a bill that...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 17, 2018

VR for The Elderly: How The Technology Improves Seniors’ Lives in Nursing Homes

VR for The Elderly: How The Technology Improves Seniors’ Lives in Nursing Homes

Virtual reality is, among the many technological wonders on the market, one of the more interesting promises for the future of senior care.

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Leo G. Anderson | May 16, 2018

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