Nursing Home Residents

Doctor accused of vastly overprescribing antipsychotic to nursing home residents loses license

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A Chicago psychiatrist has been stripped of his medical license over charges that he received kickbacks and overprescribed antipsychotic drug clozapine to nursing home residents.

Broker admits using nursing home residents as pawns in annuities scheme, agrees to $850,000 settlement

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The mastermind of a financial fraud that victimized nursing home residents has admitted wrongdoing and will pay $850,000 in a settlement, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday.

Brain gym offers mental exercise

Brain gym offers mental exercise

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Nursing home residents and surrounding community members can break a mental sweat at The Village's new brain gym offered by the University of Florida's Health Vitality Mind research program.

Nursing homes trail hospitals in quality improvement, AHRQ report shows

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About 60% of nursing home quality measures have been showing significant year-to-year improvement, but hospitals have been improving more quickly, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Woman gets 27-year prison sentence for stealing nursing home residents' identities

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A Georgia woman is facing 27 years behind bars for using the identities of nursing home residents to obtain fraudulent income tax refunds, the U.S. District Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia announced Thursday.

Dementia care cited as 'main' LTC concern

Dementia care cited as 'main' LTC concern

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Dementia care will be increasingly at the forefront for long-term care providers, according to a new report from Alzheimer's Disease International.

SNF discharges tied to income

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The rate at which nursing home residents are hospitalized is linked to how well a state provides healthcare for low-income people, according to a report from The Commonwealth Fund. Minnesota was the top performer for its low percent of hospitalizations within a 30-day period, at 7%.

Emergency rooms see too many elderly nursing home residents, researchers say

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A disproportionately high number of nursing home residents are being admitted to hospital emergency departments, and many of these admissions are potentially avoidable, according to recently published research.

Care tied to resident satisfaction in report

Care tied to resident satisfaction in report

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Nursing home residents are more satisfied when the level of care in their facility is higher, according to a new analysis of Massachusetts facilities.

Huge number of young, disabled nursing home residents shows poor follow-through on Olmstead: Senate report

Huge number of young, disabled nursing home residents shows poor follow-through on Olmstead: Senate report

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Nearly a quarter of a million working-age residents remain "unfairly segregated" in nursing homes because states are not providing the community living support called for by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a Senate report.

Exercise will not cure depression: study

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While exercise has been shown to boost mental health among fit seniors and younger adults, a study out of the United Kingdom indicates mild exercise is not effective in reducing depression among nursing home residents.

Investigators find wound healing 'switch'

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Researchers recently identified a molecular "switch" mechanism that takes place during successful wound care healing. The discovery is likely to aid in the understanding of how wounds get better, and fuel preventive treatments.

Nursing home residents with dementia can be taken off antipsychotics without behavioral consequences, researchers say

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Nursing homes using antipsychotic drugs for dementia care can and should take most residents off these medications, according to recently published research.

Nursing homes residents have three-fold risk of infection after E.R. visit, study finds

Emergency room visits by elderly nursing home residents was linked to a three-fold risk of acute respiratory or gastrointestinal infection, a new study finds.

Test program connects depressed nursing home residents with geriatric psychologists

A pilot study in one Rhode Island health system is testing a telemedicine system to improve depression in nursing home rehabilitation residents.

Nursing home residents face higher surgical risks, study finds

Nursing home residents face higher surgical risks, study finds

Elderly nursing home residents experience more surgical complications than other elders their age, a new study finds. The primary reasons are facility residents typically have other advanced medical problems and may often be too frail for many ordered procedures, researchers said.