Nursing Home Residents
A Chicago psychiatrist has been stripped of his medical license over charges that he received kickbacks and overprescribed antipsychotic drug clozapine to nursing home residents.
Broker admits using nursing home residents as pawns in annuities scheme, agrees to $850,000 settlementAugust 04, 2014
The mastermind of a financial fraud that victimized nursing home residents has admitted wrongdoing and will pay $850,000 in a settlement, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday.
Nursing home residents and surrounding community members can break a mental sweat at The Village's new brain gym offered by the University of Florida's Health Vitality Mind research program.
About 60% of nursing home quality measures have been showing significant year-to-year improvement, but hospitals have been improving more quickly, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
A Georgia woman is facing 27 years behind bars for using the identities of nursing home residents to obtain fraudulent income tax refunds, the U.S. District Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia announced Thursday.
Dementia care will be increasingly at the forefront for long-term care providers, according to a new report from Alzheimer's Disease International.
The rate at which nursing home residents are hospitalized is linked to how well a state provides healthcare for low-income people, according to a report from The Commonwealth Fund. Minnesota was the top performer for its low percent of hospitalizations within a 30-day period, at 7%.
A disproportionately high number of nursing home residents are being admitted to hospital emergency departments, and many of these admissions are potentially avoidable, according to recently published research.
Nursing home residents are more satisfied when the level of care in their facility is higher, according to a new analysis of Massachusetts facilities.
Huge number of young, disabled nursing home residents shows poor follow-through on Olmstead: Senate reportJuly 22, 2013
Nearly a quarter of a million working-age residents remain "unfairly segregated" in nursing homes because states are not providing the community living support called for by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a Senate report.
While exercise has been shown to boost mental health among fit seniors and younger adults, a study out of the United Kingdom indicates mild exercise is not effective in reducing depression among nursing home residents.
Researchers recently identified a molecular "switch" mechanism that takes place during successful wound care healing. The discovery is likely to aid in the understanding of how wounds get better, and fuel preventive treatments.
Nursing home residents with dementia can be taken off antipsychotics without behavioral consequences, researchers sayApril 01, 2013
Nursing homes using antipsychotic drugs for dementia care can and should take most residents off these medications, according to recently published research.
Emergency room visits by elderly nursing home residents was linked to a three-fold risk of acute respiratory or gastrointestinal infection, a new study finds.
A pilot study in one Rhode Island health system is testing a telemedicine system to improve depression in nursing home rehabilitation residents.
Elderly nursing home residents experience more surgical complications than other elders their age, a new study finds. The primary reasons are facility residents typically have other advanced medical problems and may often be too frail for many ordered procedures, researchers said.