An international study has discovered a vascular issue that may contribute to Alzheimer's disease and other aging-related neurological disorders.
Nursing homes have lagged in the area of palliative care, and need to take a seat at the table, according to researchers in Health Affairs blog.
A federal appeals court has upheld a $10,000 fine against a skilled nursing facility for leaving a suicidal patient unattended. The court said that it was "reasonably foreseeable" that allowing the agitated and injured patient to leave the facility unattended was justification for the fine.
Medicare spending on nursing homes, home medical care and other outside care will increasingly come under the government microscope according to a Kaiser Health News/Washington Post report. Widely varied care, additional services and costs from state-to-state have drawn the attention of regulators.
A new study has led to a breakthrough in the process to identify people who will fall victim to Alzheimer's disease.