Extended use of bupropion, an antidepressant, may help people quit smoking, according to a new study. Bupropion is sold as Wellbutrin and Zyban.
The FreeStyle Precision Pro system from Abbott allows providers to test blood glucose levels with individually-wrapped test strips, the company said.
Valdese Weavers Contract has launched its initial collection of Privacy Curtain designs, which can be used in outpatient clinics or long-term care facilities.
The 9th Annual McKnight's Online Expo offers five free continuing education credits to attendees. Registration is ongoing for the event, which will be held March 25 and 26.
Redilearning is offering exclusive content through a partnership with Skillsoft, the company announced.
Connected Living has acquired Tethered LLC, a mobile application development company.
Harmony Healthcare International is embracing the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes Campaign. The company has chosen to focus on Mobility among the Advancing Excellence goals,
Capital Finance LLC has announced a revolving line of credit to Knoxville Healthcare LLC. It is the sole lender in the $2 million deal.
Health Care REIT completed its public offering of nearly $19.6 million shares, for a total gross proceed of around $1.5 billion, the company announced Monday.
Handrails or grab bars are the most common modification made for seniors, closely followed by rugs to prevent tripping, according to a new analysis. Fewer are saying they are installing sensors.
» Gentell Inc. announced its Fastcare wound documentation and ordering system now includes Quality Assurance Performance Improvement reporting capabilities. The system helps nursing homes with 24-hour wound care advice. The Fastcare tablet enables teleconferencing with Gentell experts for special situations, officials said.
The National Quality Forum has endorsed the PointRight® Pro 30™ rehospitalization measure, the company and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living announced in January.
Remote monitoring systems continue to gain traction in senior care, with a recent study suggesting they could reduce emergency room visits.
» LifeShare Technologies released LifeShare Family, a mobile app connecting seniors with their families and caregivers. LifeShare Family allows seniors and families to share mobile pictures and send messages, as well as see menus and activities and for family members to set appointments. The app is available through Google Play and the Apple App store.
On the Move
Beth Welch has been named the CEO of Clare Oaks, a continuing care retirement community in Bartlett, IL. She joined Clare Oaks as executive director in 2013.
Katie Christopherson has joined Healthsense as its Chief Customer Operations Officer, the company announced.
Glen Dwyer will lead the Capital Lending and Mortgage Group at Capital Funding Group, the company announced in February.
Craig Snelgrove has been named the vice president of business development at Bulk TV & Internet.
David V. Pomeranz, chief operating officer of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, has been elected president of the Board of Directors of LiveOn NY, formerly known as the Council of Senior Centers and Services.