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A Supreme Court ruling in a whistleblower suit in Iraq could have far-reaching implications for healthcare providers, legal observers say.
Two women have been charged with stealing $144,000 from a nursing home outside of Lancaster, PA, during a payroll scam that lasted three years.
While the long-term care industry continues seeking internal solutions to stem drug diversion and over-prescribing of powerful painkillers and opioids, federal and state law enforcement agencies are beginning to raise the heat on sources like physicians and pharmacists.
Recent research has shown the use of tablet computers among elders has helped them break the barrier of the "digital divide."
Elevator accident kills SNF repairman ... Jeb Bush pushes for Alzheimer's funding ... LeadingAge releases statement on Medicaid managed care rule
A federal appeals court has temporarily thwarted a drug company's plan to replace a proven Alzheimer's drug with a more expensive version.
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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).