The government recognizes the progress made in nursing homes with reduction of antipsychotics for residents with dementia, but also notes many who live in assisted living are receiving the drugs. It's part of a continuing narrative where the government is not super interested in paying for inappropriate medications that can harm seniors.
McKnight's Senior Editor Elizabeth Newman recently raised some thought-provoking questions about how "women manage women" in long-term care facilities with largely female staffs. Her blog got me thinking along some other lines as well: Male-female and male-male conflicts may become increasingly common as skilled nursing facilities become more gender diverse.
The age difference between married couples likely accounts for why women are 40% more likely to become nursing home residents than men, new research reveals.
There is something to be said for creating a senior living environment that is inviting both to female AND male residents, as well as female AND male visitors.