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Skilled nursing, CCRC spending being driven to new heights — moderately: report

Skilled nursing, CCRC spending being driven to new heights — moderately: report

The rapid growth of America's aging population will cause long-term care spending to continue to climb over the next 10 years, reaffirmed the latest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service's National Health Expenditures report.

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Sunrise will go to trial on liability case

Sunrise will go to trial on liability case

Sunrise Senior Living Inc. will face trial on whether it can be held liable for the alleged negligence of its subsidiary.

Common medications inflate risks for serious falls in older men, study shows

Older men taking a particular group of commonly used medications have a higher risk of getting injured from a fall, according to a study published in the latest Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

McKnight's Tech Awards deadline is this Friday

Providers must submit their 2015 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards applications by the extended deadline of 11:59 p.m. Friday (July 31).

Also in the News for July 30

National Institutes of Health requests $1.06 billion for Alzheimer's research... Hospice owner given three years in prison for Medicare fraud... Seniors' coffee habits may increase cognitive impairment risk

Senate unanimously passes NOTICE Act, president's signature next

Legislation that would change the appointment of "observation status" for hospital patients was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, and will now be sent to the president to be signed into law.

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With Tuesday's victories in hand, it is now up to long-term care providers to prove they're worthy of them.

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Guest columns Healing practices for nurses in LTC

Healing practices for nurses in LTC

Guest columns Navigating payment reform

Navigating payment reform

Living Leadership The dark side of leadership

The dark side of leadership

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Addressing hospital concerns

Addressing hospital concerns

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"What long-term care figure, living or dead, would you like to meet, and why?"

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Shared Decision Making in Managing Idiopathic and Neurogenic OAB

Shared Decision Making in Managing Idiopathic and Neurogenic OAB

From the September 2014 issue of Renal & Urology News: Data suggest that clinicians often fail to communicate adequately with patients to select individualized therapy. Along with the prevalence of overactive bladder (OAB) and the frequent failure of initial therapy, this points to the need for urology specialists to heighten their diagnostic acuity for idiopathic and neurogenic OAB and its comorbidities, and to strengthen their ability to communicate with patients to individualize treatment, improving efficacy, safety, and adherence. This article includes examples of actual patient-clinician videos and excerpts of faculty discussions.

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