Dehydration

Dehydration is hard to change

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A systematic review of 23 published research studies on the risk of dehydration in people 65 and older left researchers with little conclusive evidence about causes or a solution, investigators reported in the Annals of Long-Term Care.

Solutions for dehydration in seniors stump researchers

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Despite decades and nearly two dozen studies on dehydration in the frail elderly, very little conclusive evidence exists on its causes or solutions, a research team reported Wednesday in the Annals of Long-Term Care.

Jury hands down $14 million negligent care verdict to 'send message' to nursing homes

Jury hands down $14 million negligent care verdict to 'send message' to nursing homes

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A Massachusetts jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a nursing home resident who died due to a pressure ulcer, dehydration and other conditions linked to negligent care, according to local news reports.

Ask the Care Expert ... about space heaters in SNFs

Ask the Care Expert ... about space heaters in SNFs

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We have a family that insists on bringing in a space heater for their mom's room during the winter to "make her happy." Are space heaters permitted in rooms in skilled facilities such as ours?

Improving care for dual eligibles could lower rehospitalizations, study finds

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More focused treatment of common illnesses among dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries could cut costs and lower hospital readmissions, researchers found.