English Nursing Home Abuse Report Withheld for Two Years

English Nursing Home Abuse Report Withheld for Two Years

Residents and family members of those living at the Beacon Edge nursing home in Cumbria, England will be disappointed that vital information was held from them during a two year long wait for an abuse report on the home. The Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board put together the report in March...

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Alec Pronk | Jun 1, 2018

First Chinese Assisted Living Community in Texas Breaks Ground

First Chinese Assisted Living Community in Texas Breaks Ground

Seniors in the Houston area Asian community will now have the option to live in an assisted living facility designed by and for their community.  The announcement comes after over 30 years of efforts to get such facilities off the ground. Jan Cheng the future CEO of

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Alec Pronk | Jun 1, 2018

Is Your State In The Top 15 When It Comes To Retirement Costs?

Is Your State In The Top 15 When It Comes To Retirement Costs?

Are you considering retiring nearby or do you want to go further afield? Kiplinger recently published rankings that reveal the best states to live in when it comes to retirement finances. Some of the results may surprise you. The states are ranked according...

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Catherine Marucci | May 31, 2018

Stereotypes About Aging May Become Self-Fulling Prophesies If We Believe Them

Stereotypes About Aging May Become Self-Fulling Prophesies If We Believe Them

According to Research, people who have a positive perspective when it comes to aging will find themselves living 7.5 years longer than those with a negative viewpoint regarding our older years. What can we do to improve our perspective? A recent article in the...

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Catherine Marucci | May 31, 2018

Exercise May Help Improve Thinking Skills As We Age

Exercise May Help Improve Thinking Skills As We Age

A recent review of nearly 100 studies shows just how much exercise can help with cognitive function in adults. Joyce Gomes-Osman of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Neuromotor Plasticity Laboratory did the analysis along with her team and made some hopeful discoveries....

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Catherine Marucci | May 31, 2018

Florida Nursing Homes Prepared for Hurricane Season

Florida Nursing Homes Prepared for Hurricane Season

Hurricane Irma rocked the state of Florida last year, and in the aftermath nursing homes were put in the spotlight. Fourteen residents died in a Hollywood Hills care facility after it lost power during Hurricane Irma. But, due to new laws Florida nursing homes are now better prepared to handle...

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Alec Pronk | May 30, 2018

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

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