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The Supreme Court will consider whether government workers' rights are violated when they're forced to pay dues to unions they don't want to join
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New technology can help reduce the use of antipsychotics for nursing home residents with dementia, experts said during a McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar.
Using electronic health records with predictive analytics algorithms could help identify long-term care residents who are at a high risk of harmful falls, a new study has found.
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Connecticut lawmakers are planning to distribute funds to nursing homes based on "irrelevant factors," the state's largest association of skilled nursing facilities said.
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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).