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Quality improving in nursing homes: CMS review

Quality improving in nursing homes: CMS review

The 2015 National Impact Assessment of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Measures Report shows "clear progress in improving the healthcare delivery system to achieve the three aims of better care, smarter spending, and healthier people."

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Industry warily eyes funding adjustments

Industry warily eyes funding adjustments

Long-term care leaders have mixed feelings about a first-ever federal timeline for more bundled and other alternative payments, calling it "a good thing" but also "aggressive."

McKnight's Online Expo to tackle pressing issues

Certain issues tend to weigh heavily on the minds of operators. Chief among them: reducing hospital readmissions, complying with ever-changing Medicare rules, finding needed capital, delivering optimal wound care and harnessing technology to improve resident outcomes.

Meds linked to dementia risk

Meds linked to dementia risk

A high use of anticholinergic medications has been linked to an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study.

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It's part of a continuing narrative where the government is not super interested in paying for inappropriate medications that can harm seniors.

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What's in a name?

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Quick tips for adapting QAPI

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Engaging LTC residents

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Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

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).

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