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Bye-bye spinal taps? Newly presented research on blood test for early Alzheimer’s detection shows it could potentially eliminate their need … OK nursing home disputes seizure by county for allegedly more than $25,000 in unpaid personal property taxes … ‘Racy’ paintings dating to Word War II soldiers found in U.K. nursing home

CCRC houses theater troupe

Before becoming residents at Judson Services, a continuing care retirement community based in Cleveland, many of its seniors were active fans of local theater. But as they’ve aged, it’s become harder and more inconvenient for them to attend shows.  “So, we decided to bring theatre to them,” Mark Corcoran, managing director of Theatre in the…

Reader Poll: What do you recommend for getting through the tough times?

“Resilience. Resilience helps you deal with change and maintain a certain level of optimism. It keeps you grounded in reality. We all have tough times. We have to focus on what it will look like on the other side of them, whether it’s personal or professional tough times. Are you going to give up or…

Time is money: Save more of both with the right med pass system

When Clinical Support Partners began looking for a way to decrease pharmacy delays at its network of healthcare facilities, Chief Clinical Officer Ava Green, BSN, recognized the best solution right away. The benefits of Remedi SeniorCare’s PAXIT® 24-hour, unit-dose medication management system over the traditional punch card-and-bottle system found on most med carts were so…

October Company Briefs

»CareWorx Fully Managed announced a partnership with Cliniconex, which offers a family engagement solution designed to return time to care through workflow automation. The goal is to make the Ottawa-based Cliniconex products more available in skilled nursing facilities across North America. »Remedi SeniorCare has opened a new PAXIT® pharmacy in Houston. The Texas city is…

‘Public Charge’ rule fought

WASHINGTON, DC — Nearly 20 states, along with the District of Columbia, filed lawsuits challenging the federal government’s Public Charge rule.  Officials recently published an amended Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final rule, which targets poor, legal immigrants trying to become permanent U.S. citizens.  It would allow the government to base green card decisions on…

Many SNFs understaffed

NEW YORK — A recent investigation found that nearly 75% of New York’s skilled nursing facilities have been rated as “below average” or “much below average” for their staffing by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Using CMS data, the investigation also revealed that on average, most of the city’s understaffed nursing homes have…

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