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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 review.
A federal appeals court has temporarily thwarted a drug company's plan to replace a proven Alzheimer's drug with a more expensive version.
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.
Symptoms of depression are less common in the spouses of hospice residents when compared to families where hospice was not involved, a recent study suggests.
Resident killed by car after exiting unlocked facility ... Man charged with attempted murder of another resident ... Chinese nursing home fire kills dozens
The owners of two California nursing homes have agreed to pay $3.8 million to the federal government.
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Sexuality among elders with dementia can be a complicated situation.”
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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).