Navigating the tumultuous road of caring for bariatric residents is a challenge faced by many long-term care facilities today. Using the right equipment or technology on the right type of patient will help both the resident and the caregiver and affect the right clinical outcome.
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Pocket Nurse® will acquire Eriter Creations Inc., manufacturers of SimLeggings™, SimSleeves™, and SimObesity™ products for simulation.
A rise in diabetes and obesity will drive the increase in the wound care market over the next four years, a research group asserts.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Contrave as a treatment for chronic weight management. Contrave is a combination of two FDA-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in an extended-release formulation.
Those who receive an obesity diagnosis in mid-life have a higher chance of developing dementia in later life, a new study suggest. Researchers found that obese people between the ages of 30 to 39 had a 3.5 times higher chance of developing dementia.
Chance of a senior developing Alzheimer's has dropped 44% over the last three decades, large U.S. study showsJuly 16, 2014
The odds of developing Alzheimer's disease fell sharply among seniors in the United States over the last 30 years, according to research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen.
U.S. pharmacy giant Eli Lilly and Company and Denmark's Zealand Pharma are working on new treatments for type 2 diabetes and obesity, the companies announced.
Obesity indeed increases seniors' risk of death, will be long-standing issue for LTC providers: studyAugust 19, 2013
Obesity does not decrease seniors' risk of death, according to a new study that calls into question previous findings. The new study also suggests that long-term care providers will see an increasing number of obese residents in the coming decades.
John O'Connor's blog this week explored the issue of obesity in long-term care facilities,and raised a subtle point around assumptions about people who are obese. Whether they are a coworker or a resident, we tend to assume people we know who obese either want to lose weight, are trying to lose weight, or have failed most of their lives at losing weight. is it fair to judge nurses or other caregivers whose weight is putting them at risk for diseases, or that may be impacting their job? Is the increasing popularity of "wellness programs" a reasonable way to keep your health insurance premiums down? What is your obligation to your employee?
For any way you slice it, too many of us are lugging around excessive weight. And the problem is only getting worse. In 1962, the nation's obesity rate was 13%. It now stands at 35.7%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As growth industries go, this one needs to be downsized.
The exclusion of nursing home residents should cast serious doubt on studies showing a positive relationship between obesity and lifespan, according to a new report.
Obese people may be prone to asthma because of a hormone called leptin, a new Columbia University study has found.
There's something comforting about an expert on aging living to 89. I'm not saying that gerontologist Reubin Andres had all the answers, or that we should see him as the sole test case of proving his theories. But his longevity helps.
Long-term care operators struggling to meet the needs of obese residents could get some help from Medicare.
Medicare should reimburse for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) — or consultations with a registered dietician — to prevent and treat chronic health conditions such as hypertension, obesity, cancer and renal disease.
Being obese may increase the risk of coming down with the flu, even after receiving a flu vaccine, new research suggests.
Current U.S. healthcare costs are unsustainably high for the relative value being provided — particularly for low-income individuals —Donald Berwick, M.D., administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed covering intensive behavioral therapy for obese individuals enrolled in Medicare Part A or Part B.
Baby boomers are struggling with obesity more than other generations, with two-thirds being either overweight or obese, a new survey suggests. That's bad news for Medicare costs, and those who have to share limited funding, according to experts.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has proposed enacting an annual $50 surcharge for obese Medicaid enrollees, a move she says would help Arizona's financially troubled Medicaid program.
A new study shows those over 65 should continue with diet and exercise, dispelling a traditional belief that weight loss can cause the elderly to lose muscle and bone mass.
Close to 40% of elderly Americans are obese or have osteoarthritis of the knee, or both, which, on average, eliminates 3.5 years of a positive quality of life for seniors, according to new research.
Gains in life expectancy for U.S. citizens continue to lag behind those in other countries. Perhaps surprisingly, the usual suspects—obesity, smoking and other factors—are not the cause, according to a new study.
Obesity rates in 28 states ticked upward over the last year. Two-thirds of states report adult obesity rates above 25%, according to a new report.
So, it's been (nearly) determined. The new name for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging is, drum roll please, LeadingAge.
Mortality rates in the U.S. have been worsening over the last 20 years. A new report shows that its world rankings have slid during that period.
Move it or lose it. That's what Americans need to do now to curb the growth in spending as a result of the diabetes epidemic.
Rising rates of obesity will cost the country $344 billion per year starting in 2018, a new study finds.
Preventing chronic conditions could both save significant amounts of money and add healthy years to the lives of the elderly, according to a new report.