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Judge bars SNF physicians from making end-of-life decisions for residents

Judge bars SNF physicians from making end-of-life decisions for residents

A California judge has ordered nursing home physicians to stop making end-of-life decisions and administering psychiatric drugs to residents deemed mentally incompetent.

Injured nursing home workers more likely to lose jobs, study finds

Nursing home workers who are injured on the job are twice as likely to be fired within six months, according to new research.

Hospice patients in SNFs less likely to get staff visits in last 2 days of life

Medicare patients who received hospice care in a nursing home setting were less likely to be visited by professional staff in the last two days of life, according to a new study.

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Collectively, this universal mistrust has created a less-than-ideal atmosphere. More troubling still is the sticking power this challenge is likely to have.

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What providers need to know about joint bundles

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Serving older adults: A community outreach example

Living Leadership Leading by observation

Leading by observation

Guest columns The marriage between life enrichment and marketing

The marriage between life enrichment and marketing

The World According to Dr. El Dr. El's subversive guide to culture change

Dr. El's subversive guide to culture change

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Protect yourself and your facility from bed bugs

Protect yourself and your facility from bed bugs

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Optimizing Outcomes With Oral Antiplatelet Therapies

A review of current guidelines and emerging data on selecting oral antiplatelet therapies, including the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy in selected patients.

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