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

Inclusion of Seniors in Clinical Trials and Research

Inclusion of Seniors in Clinical Trials and Research

Dr. Ken Covinsky, a researcher and geriatrician, was browsing through a medical journal in his office in the San Francisco VA Medical Center when a study on sodium excretion caught his eye. Anything related to salt matters to geriatricians. The research was conducted by a team from the

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Leo G. Anderson | May 13, 2018

Home Elder Care Companionship

Home Elder Care Companionship

Senior care is prescribed to those people who want to remain in their homes yet require a steady care which their relatives can't undoubtedly give. With senior care, seniors can live individually to the extent that this would be possible, accepting however much help as could be expected all things...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 12, 2018

Elderly Patients To Be Included in Clinical Trials As Early as 2019

Elderly Patients To Be Included in Clinical Trials As Early as 2019

As early as next year more elderly patients may begin participating in significantly more clinical research trials. This is good news for elderly patients because it means that doctors will gain access to important information needed to be able to better treat their illnesses. Clinical trials for new medications and...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 12, 2018

New Jersey State Penalizes Companies Marketing Fake Elderly Care Tool

New Jersey State Penalizes Companies Marketing Fake Elderly Care Tool

On Wednesday 25th April, the New Jersey consumer affairs officials announced that three companies will be penalized and shut down for their misleading marketing of elderly care equipment. The officials, in a statement, said that the three firms were giving out misleading information in their advertisements. According to consumer protection...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 11, 2018

Yumi Makino Wins a Landmark Case for Seniors in Japan

Yumi Makino Wins a Landmark Case for Seniors in Japan

Yumi Makino, a retired harpist in Tokyo, recently won a landmark case which will bode well for the rest of Japan's elderly population who live in assisted-living facilities. The case was won against a prominent real estate residence which gave her a hard time during her stay which was marred...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 10, 2018

Why Opioids may be Doing More Harm than Good for Seniors

Why Opioids may be Doing More Harm than Good for Seniors

According to a recent Canadian analysis of trauma cases, elderly people who have prescriptions for opioids are at a higher risk of sustaining injuries from falls, which may result in fatalities in some cases. Researchers studied thousands of injured people who had an average...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 10, 2018

New Recommendations for Nursing Homes to Prevents Falls

New Recommendations for Nursing Homes to Prevents Falls

In the U.S alone, more than 33, 000 deaths of seniors happen every year as a result of accidental falls. Estimates imply that nursing homes will see anywhere between 100-200 falls per year. Fractures typically limit everyday activities and increased dependency. For instance, senior adults that experience...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 9, 2018

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