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Study: Just 2 weeks of telemonitoring improved incontinence care

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By using a telemonitoring system for a short time, nursing home caregivers were able to notably improve incontinence management, according to a new study out of Australia.

Routine assessment predicts when Alzheimer's patients will need nursing home care, researchers report

Routine assessment predicts when Alzheimer's patients will need nursing home care, researchers report

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Clinicians can use a new assessment to determine when an Alzheimer's patient is likely to need nursing home care, according to researchers based at Columbia University Medical Center.

Ask the treatment expert ... about incontinence briefs

Ask the treatment expert ... about incontinence briefs

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Should incontinence briefs be used in the long-term care setting?

Ask the care expert ... about the Morse Fall Scale

Ask the care expert ... about the Morse Fall Scale

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What is the Morse Fall Scale, and how it is different from others? Nursing fall-risk assessment, diagnoses and interventions are based on use of the Morse Fall Scale. The MFS requires systematic, reliable assessment of a patient's fall risk factors upon admission and upon falls, change in status and discharge or transfer to a new setting.

Nursing home robots could come soon, if Japanese government funding pays off

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The government of Japan will fund the development of four different kinds of robots that could perform essential tasks in nursing homes, the Japan Daily Press reported Monday.

Restorative nursing boosts resident care and billing levels, expert explains

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Activities of daily living and restorative nursing present good chances to optimize reimbursement, a nursing expert said Tuesday at the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/Long-Term Care conference in Nashville.