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Playing catch may help to reduce falls

Catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to two studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Study reveals slow feedings may exacerbate dysphagia

Study reveals slow feedings may exacerbate dysphagia

Researchers caution that a slow-but-constant feeding pace could worsen dysphagia by increasing the duration of mealtimes and fatiguing the oral muscles associated with swallowing.

LTC urged to prepare for lousy weather

New federal guidelines that outline climate threats to the healthcare system find nursing homes are more vulnerable during extreme weather and are less resilient afterward.

Social media prep improves residents' well-being: study

Social media prep improves residents' well-being: study

Social media training improves the well-being of nursing home residents while also helping them connect with family and friends, according to a two-year British study.

Bottom line on therapy

Bottom line on therapy

After a rash of large settlements and various other punishments related to how therapy is billed, providers can no longer take a hands-off approach, experts say

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