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Nursing homes' biggest national ally and advocate is making the rounds on Capitol Hill this week in an effort to convince Congress to let die a lengthy experiment to withhold therapy claims while it roots out fraud.
Renovating a 20-year-old facility in West Texas takes more than fresh paint and new furnishings — it's a transformation into a modern center
Keeping incontinent residents healthy, dignified and satisfied is a full-time chore — if providers are educated and keeping a proper eye on those in their care
Providers are offering more laundry service variations than ever before, with options ranging from special wash concentrations to delivery enhancement
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Providers need to be smart while accommodating the emerging Medicare payment system.”
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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).