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CMS shouldn't rely on accreditation surveys for hospice quality, report says

Accreditation surveys are not a guarantee that hospice providers are meeting federal or state requirements, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General.

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Association slams proposal favoring unionized nursing homes

Connecticut lawmakers are planning to distribute funds to nursing homes based on "irrelevant factors," the state's largest association of skilled nursing facilities said.

LA could receive $15 million to improve nursing home inspections

A proposed contract between California and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health could result in $15 million in additional funding to improve oversight and delays in nursing home investigations.

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Healthcare inspections for nursing homes to be tougher under new OSHA rules

Healthcare inspections for nursing homes to be tougher under new OSHA rules

Nursing homes will face more scrutiny based on a new key hazard list from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Law allowing facilities to make medical decisions for incompetent residents is unconstitutional, judge says

A California law allowing nursing homes to make medical decisions for mentally incompetent residents was declared unconstitutional Wednesday.

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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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