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The owners of two California nursing homes have agreed to pay $3.8 million to the federal government.
A federal appeals court has temporarily thwarted a drug company's plan to replace a proven Alzheimer's drug with a more expensive version.
An ambitious and comprehensive policy-making effort that promises to completely transform and radically overhaul the Medicaid managed care marketplace has passed White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review.
Heightened calls to curb painkiller-related hospitalizations and deaths on both sides of the aisle in Congress and the presidential campaign trail may make providers concerned about more restrictions on medications in long-term care.
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"I'm still a believer in investment in activities that keep seniors' minds engaged, but there is more to discover in the best ways to do that."”
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The elderly brain is more vulnerable to the adverse effects of surgery and anesthesia compared with the younger brain. Both anecdotally and in clinical investigation, the elderly surgical population has been found to exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of postoperative cognitive decline. The most common manifestations of this decline are postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).