The AHCA Quality Initiative goal to reduce antipsychotics use is in sight, the group announced Wednesday. The goal is 15% by the end of this month. The group used federal data in its calculations.
A federal appeals court has upheld a $10,000 fine against a skilled nursing facility for leaving a suicidal patient unattended. The court said that it was "reasonably foreseeable" that allowing the agitated and injured patient to leave the facility unattended was justification for the fine.
A new study has led to a breakthrough in the process to identify people who will fall victim to Alzheimer's disease.
Nursing homes have lagged in the area of palliative care, and need to take a seat at the table, according to researchers in Health Affairs blog.
It's obvious that some operators are engaging in a less than honorable business practice: systematically underpaying the help.”
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