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Chance of a senior developing Alzheimer's has dropped 44% over the last 30 years

Providers consider bariatric briefs for growing population

As the bariatric population in long-term care continues to grow, companies are making sure providers know about new incontinence options. Cutting Edge Healthcare, a Los Angeles-based shared services management platform, announced in August it had launched a new company, Dignex LLC, that would sell a redesigned bariatric product in sizes 2XL, 3XL and 4XL. “[M]arket…

Referral platforms update tech solutions

Providers are trying to manage referrals better via technology. Cantex Continuing Care Network and Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries announced last month that, along with Netsmart, they were launching the Netsmart Referral Manager. It allows better processed referrals, which will increase efficiency, the providers said.  An automated solution eliminates phone calls, faxes and manual data entry.…

Providers need to consider full bariatric briefs options

As the bariatric population in long-term care continues to grow, companies are making sure providers know about new incontinence options. Cutting Edge Healthcare announced in August it had launched a new company, Dignex LLC, that would sell a redesigned bariatric product in sizes 2XL, 3XL and 4XL. “While developing our offering with key opinion leaders,…

Digital referral platforms offer options

Cantex Continuing Care Network and Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries announced last month that, along with Netsmart, they were launching the Netsmart Referral Manager. This system allows more efficiency, the providers said, and reflects a growing need to better manage referrals.  An automated solution eliminates phone calls, faxes or manual data entry. With  the Referral Manager,…

McKnight's Long-Term Care News, December 2018, Resident Care, David Grabowski

Hospitals using post-acute care as their ‘piggy-bank’

Hospitals have saved money in alternative payment models through reducing institutional post-acute care, especially in skilled nursing. Perhaps even worse, they are potentially headed toward unintended negative consequences, experts say. In an effort to keep their own finances buoyed, hospitals might begin to send home patients who need institutional rehabilitation, researchers based at Harvard University…

Obesity shot, not surgery

A hormone treatment has been shown to lower obese individuals’ glucose levels and weight, and may prove a viable alternative to bariatric surgery. In a trial of obese, prediabetic patients, subjects were injected with a hormone combination normally found in the gut.  Within four weeks, participants lost an average of nearly 10 pounds and their…

Admin pay hits $111,000-plus

Nursing home administrators and other top executives saw larger than average salary increases over the past year, indicating a possible effort by operators to keep hard-to-find talent in-house.

Relias debuts population health platform

Relias has released the Relias Population Health Solution, a cloud-based HIPAA Compliant Population Health Platform.  The system has industry standard and risk-based analyses through the consumer, population and provider level. It was designed with a set of more than 200 evidence-based and standards-based measures.  Providers can see information for improvement, including risk stratification tied to…

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