Andrey Ostrovsky, M.D., will explain methods and strategies to improve transitions between acute and non-acute care settings in a special webinar next Friday. Ostrovsky's talk is part of the HIMSS mHealth Open Mic Series.
As a long-term caregiver, you get yelled at, told off, put down and dumped on regularly — and that's during good weeks.
A nurse who said she was not warned that she would be threatened and "taken hostage" by a gunman during an emergency preparedness drill is suing her former Colorado nursing home employer for compensatory, punitive and actual economic damages.
Representatives of a now-defunct Massachusetts nursing home say they will appeal a jury's $14 million award to the family of a former resident who died in 2008, partly because they feel a judge inappropriately prodded jurors into an inflated figure.
Hospitals have been cast in a harsh light by long-term care advocates recently for allegedly over-using "observation stay" status. The practice can ultimately deny some patients subsequent Medicare coverage for nursing home admission.