A nationwide initiative to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in veterans' nursing homes dramatically slashed the infection rate, and could provide a framework for other nursing homes to achieve similar results.
Here's a conundrum: The rate of post-traumatic stress among Vietnam veterans has climbed from already high levels in recent years, with the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq War serving as triggers. This potentially increases the caregiving burden on families as these veterans age, and increases veterans' need for long-term care.
The Florida Health Care Association (FHA) criticized a report that one in five Florida nursing homes appears on the state's watch list for failing to meet minimum care standards or correct violations within a specified time frame.
Quicker hospital discharges have not led to increased readmissions or deaths, according to a study of Veterans Administration hospitals published Tuesday.
Collaboration between senior living operators and the Veterans Administration is necessary to prevent the financial exploitation of elderly veterans, a leading provider group said Wednesday.