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Longer use of antidepressant may make it easier to quit smoking

Extended use of bupropion, an antidepressant, may help people quit smoking, according to a new study. Bupropion is sold as Wellbutrin and Zyban.

Sterile option for glucose testing available

Sterile option for glucose testing available

The FreeStyle Precision Pro system from Abbott allows providers to test blood glucose levels with individually-wrapped test strips, the company said.

Patient curtain available for post-acute settings

Patient curtain available for post-acute settings

Valdese Weavers Contract has launched its initial collection of Privacy Curtain designs, which can be used in outpatient clinics or long-term care facilities.

Sign up today for the McKnight's Online Expo

Sign up today for the McKnight's Online Expo

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 partners with Skillsoft

Redilearning is offering exclusive content through a partnership with Skillsoft, the company announced.

Connected Living buys Tethered LLC

Connected Living has acquired Tethered LLC, a mobile application development company.

Harmony Healthcare chooses Advancing Excellence goal

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 announces credit lines, deals

Capital Finance LLC has announced a revolving line of credit to Knoxville Healthcare LLC. It is the sole lender in the $2 million deal.

$1.5 billion public offering for Health Care REIT

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.

New report highlights handrails, grab bars for seniors

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.

Vendor News

CompanyBriefs for February 2015

» 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.

NQF endorses rehospitalization system

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 reduced ER visits and cut costs: study

Remote monitoring reduced ER visits and cut costs: study

Remote monitoring systems continue to gain traction in senior care, with a recent study suggesting they could reduce emergency room visits.

CompanyBriefs for January 2015

» 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

Welch leads Clare Oaks

Welch leads Clare Oaks

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.

Christopherson joins Healthsense

Christopherson joins Healthsense

Katie Christopherson has joined Healthsense as its Chief Customer Operations Officer, the company announced.

Dwyer leads at Capital Funding

Dwyer leads at Capital Funding

Glen Dwyer will lead the Capital Lending and Mortgage Group at Capital Funding Group, the company announced in February.

Snelgrove appointed as VP

Snelgrove appointed as VP

Craig Snelgrove has been named the vice president of business development at Bulk TV & Internet.

Pomeranz named LiveOn NY board president

Pomeranz named LiveOn NY board president

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.