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Assisted living communities continue to make a terrible first impression on prospective customers, university program finds

Assisted living communities continue to make a terrible first impression on prospective customers, university program finds

Assisted living communities consistently do not make a good first impression with prospective customers, and they haven't improved this skill set in the last decade, according to data from George Mason University in Virginia.

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Latecomers to hospice frequently are male, have certain cancers, Penn researchers find

Men and patients with certain types of cancer are among those less likely to enroll in hospice, suggesting that healthcare providers should focus on presenting these groups with all their end-of-life care options, according to newly published findings.

Nursing homes should think twice before using a well-known tool for diagnosing depression, researchers say

A familiar tool for diagnosing depression in dementia patients might not be very effective in the nursing home setting, according to findings recently published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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GA puts controversial nursing home rate hike on hold ... Most Americans OK with gay couples in assisted living ... Commerce Dept: Healthcare revenue rebounded in Q2

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Chronic Constipation and Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Fostering a Patient-Centric Model of Care

Chronic Constipation and Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Fostering a Patient-Centric Model of Care

The goal of this continuing education activity is to enhance competency and build additional skills among internists in the treatment and management of IBS-C and CC, ultimately improving outcomes for those who suffer from these conditions.

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