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The Office of Inspector General released its Fiscal Year 2015 Mid-Year Update this week, and it includes several initiatives important to long-term care operators.
The government is keeping a watchful eye on personal monitoring devices and may soon regulate them due to privacy concerns and accuracy claims, consumer advocates and tech gurus recently predicted at a specialty tech forum.
Nursing home caregivers are often unwittingly conduits that spread an infection that could lead to a potentially lethal flesh-eating disease, according to a new study in a leading infection control journal.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to launch a new provider website to track enforcement actions against Medicare providers over potentially fraudulent claims, Modern Healthcare reported.
The Assisted Living Federation of America is offering updated resources to help providers better handle labor relations issues.
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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).