Mental Illness

Smartphones and hope for mental illness

Smartphones and hope for mental illness

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Researchers at Dartmouth University are using smartphones in a new and interesting way. They've developed a plan for geriatric patients to better manage their mental illness.

Does caring for specialty populations hurt your public profile?

Does caring for specialty populations hurt your public profile?

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Many skilled nursing facilities are de facto specialty care centers with a disproportionately large number of certain types of residents. This scenario, unfortunately, can translate into a liability in the survey/certification process and further complicate key Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiatives that influence your public profile.

Younger residents, Alzheimer's patients more common at small assisted living communities, analysis finds

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Residents of small assisted living communities are more likely to be younger than 65 and have a developmental disability or mental illness than those in a large community, according to newly published research.

Mentally ill need more consideration in disaster preparedness efforts, researchers say

When planning disaster-response programs, organizers often overlook the needs of individuals with mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, addiction and bipolar disorder, bioethicists say.

Georgia and DOJ settle disability rights and mental health suit

Mental health advocates cheered Tuesday. That was when the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Georgia agreed on a settlement that allows individuals with certain mental illnesses and development disabilities to be moved from the state's psychiatric hospitals into community settings by July 1, 2015.

Improving the treatment of mental health issues in nursing homes

Improving the treatment of mental health issues in nursing homes

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More attention should be paid to nursing home residents' mental health, an important but often overlooked aspect of care.