Montana State-Run Nursing Home Penalized by Feds

Montana State-Run Nursing Home Penalized by Feds

A nursing home run by the State of Montana has paid $277,000 in penalties due to not meeting new federal requirements.  The home serves seniors with mental illnesses. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid discovered that the care center...

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Alec Pronk | May 30, 2018

Where Does Your State Rank on Senior Health?

Where Does Your State Rank on Senior Health?

The 2017 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report has been released, and it offers a breakdown of 34 categories of senior health and ranks every American state based off of this date.  The report found a general increase across the...

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Alec Pronk | May 30, 2018

Nursing Home Salaries See A Slow And Steady Increase

Nursing Home Salaries See A Slow And Steady Increase

Nursing home salaries need to keep a delicate balance that is between accommodating for inflation and adequately providing for the administrators and workers who care for our older people; and keeping enough money available for other nursing home expenses so that the facilities are satisfactory and can meet the...

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Catherine Marucci | May 29, 2018

Common Medication Errors In Nursing Homes Have Less Of A Negative Impact Than We Assume

Common Medication Errors In Nursing Homes Have Less Of A Negative Impact Than We Assume

Research has shown that despite medication mishaps, which are fairly common in nursing homes, there have been few serious impacts on residents, although it is unclear if this is because severe consequences of incorrect medication are truly infrequent or if the data is incorrect due...

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Catherine Marucci | May 29, 2018

The biggest loan yet: A Manhattan nursing home was just approved for a $127 million FHA loan

The biggest loan yet: A Manhattan nursing home was just approved for a $127 million FHA loan

A nursing home a mere four blocks from Central Park has just received the largest known FHA loan for a single asset. The 499-bed Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing Center will use the majority of the money to pay off an interim acquisition bridge loan, with the remaining $7...

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Catherine Marucci | May 29, 2018

Senior Citizens Staying Active with Video Games

Senior Citizens Staying Active with Video Games

In the last several decades, video games have grown immensely in cultural influence and become the most used pieces of media by many young people.  But, as video games become more prevalent and seniors become more technology literate it is likely to see more and more nursing homes with residents...

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Alec Pronk | May 28, 2018

Inspectors Confirm Abuse in Raleigh Nursing Home

Inspectors Confirm Abuse in Raleigh Nursing Home

After inspecting Universal Health Care Raleigh, North Carolina State Inspectors confirmed allegations that staff had mistreated a 68-year-old stroke victim. Rebecca Knapton step up a surveillance camera in her father Richard Johnson’s room after he complained of receiving inadequate treatment.  The footage captured...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 28, 2018

How Technology Can Alleviate Nursing Home Issues

How Technology Can Alleviate Nursing Home Issues

A wide variety of problems currently plague senior care and the nursing home industry both in the United States and worldwide.  From a lack of funds to a growing aging population and overworked care workers and no shortage of disturbing stories of abuse and neglect, there are plenty of hurdles...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 28, 2018

Type of insurance may be a factor in nursing home survival rates after a stay in the ICU

Type of insurance may be a factor in nursing home survival rates after a stay in the ICU

A study by Yoland Philpotts, M.D., from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons has found that nursing home residents on Medicaid fare worse than those on private insurance when it comes to survival rates. The Medicaid patients were more likely to die in...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 27, 2018

The VA has a program that offers an alternative to nursing home care for some veterans

The VA has a program that offers an alternative to nursing home care for some veterans

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has a small program that has given some veterans an option other than nursing home care. The program is called the Medical Foster Home program. Instead of a nursing home, these veterans are heading for the homes of...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 27, 2018

Animal-assisted therapy now includes – Wallabies?

Animal-assisted therapy now includes – Wallabies?

The William E. Christofferson Salt Lake Veterans Home received a recent surprise guest – a white-haired baby wallaby named Elsa. The 6-month old wallaby was an instant hit as even the toughest veterans have lined up to get a chance to pet and hold the precious animal. Noralyn...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 27, 2018

Virgin Island Seniors Advocate for Senior Care in Mock Session

Virgin Island Seniors Advocate for Senior Care in Mock Session

Senior citizens living in the Virgin Islands were given a unique opportunity to state their case in a mock legislative session.  This event is held each year to highlight the contributions of older citizens in the community, and participants are...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 26, 2018

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