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

Importance of Nursing Home Culture to Prevent Bullying

Importance of Nursing Home Culture to Prevent Bullying

When most people think of bullying, the nursing home is one of the last places that come to mind. Unfortunately, according to a recent article by W-USA-9, bullying is becoming increasingly prevalent in the culture of nursing homes. It is becoming more common to hear cases of nursing home...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 16, 2018

New Jersey Legislation is Focusing on Nursing Home Oversight

New Jersey Legislation is Focusing on Nursing Home Oversight

Nursing home and hospital patients may be receiving improved care soon thanks to newly proposed legislation in New Jersey. A recent Press of Atlantic City article noted that one of the oversight bills working its way through right now would...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 16, 2018

How Will Trump’s TPS Decision Affect Senior Care

How Will Trump’s TPS Decision Affect Senior Care

The Trump Administration has begun dismantling the temporary protected status (TPS) for over 300,000 immigrants.  Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Salvadorians living in America under TPS status have been given about a year to leave the country or face deportation. Many of these individuals had...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 15, 2018

37,000 Louisiana Medicaid Recipients Face Loss of Care

37,000 Louisiana Medicaid Recipients Face Loss of Care

The State of Louisiana warned approximately 37,000 Medicaid recipients that they face the loss of care and eviction from their nursing and group homes.  These tens of thousands of elderly and disabled are in this precarious and potentially life-threatening position due to the state’s budget crisis. On July 1, all...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 15, 2018

Could Yelp be a better measure of the quality of a nursing home than a 5-star rating?

Could Yelp be a better measure of the quality of a nursing home than a 5-star rating?

A recent article in the New York Times has suggested that Yelp reviews should be considered when looking for the nursing home. A 2014 investigation of theirs showed that some nursing homes had learned how to game the rating system to garner a higher rating than they...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 15, 2018

Dayton announces a bill to license assisted living and care communities in Minnesota

Dayton announces a bill to license assisted living and care communities in Minnesota

This year, the Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced a $ 15 million package of bipartisan legislation that introduces new licensing requirements for assisted living and care communities in the state. This measure might change the current worrying scenario, one in which Minnesota is...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 14, 2018

Can The Quality of Care In a Skilled Nursing Facility Reduce The Risk of Long-term Care Placement?

Can The Quality of Care In a Skilled Nursing Facility Reduce The Risk of Long-term Care Placement?

Recent research indicates that the quality of care provided in a skilled nursing facility can directly affect whether a patient will require long-term care after. Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are the first stop for many elderly citizens after they have spent time in...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 14, 2018

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