Physical Activity

Supportive design, high staff levels promote activity in LTC

Supportive design, high staff levels promote activity in LTC

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Building design, a sense of security, dedicated activity spaces and high staffing levels are all critical to encouraging physical activity among nursing home residents.

Will nursing homes be subcontractors to the stars?

Will nursing homes be subcontractors to the stars?

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Nursing homes take care of 1.5 million residents each year. They pump more than $100 billion into the nation's economy. In many communities, they are the largest source of jobs. But as far as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is concerned, nursing facilities are little more than the help.

High-sodium consumption, little exercise linked to cognition problems, research shows

High-sodium intake and a low level of physical activity can be detrimental to cognitive function in the elderly, according to a new study.