August 01, 2017 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: August 01, 2017

Common drugs hike death risks by 31%


A class of medications commonly prescribed to seniors for conditions such as urinary incontinence might increase the risk of mortality among nursing home residents with depression, a recently published study shows.

INTERACT support has little impact on hospitalizations

INTERACT support has little impact on hospitalizations


Skilled nursing facilities that received support on implementing a quality improvement program showed little change in hospitalization rates compared to facilities that did not receive support, recent research shows.

Linda Krueger, RN, AAS, BA, RAC-CT

Profile: Linda Krueger

When Linda Krueger starts to tear up, it’s not when talking about how proud she is of her son or her military service, or the death of her father. It’s when she talks about how much she loves her residents.

PPS comments are sought

Federal regulators have agreed to gather more comments from providers and others on the revision of new skilled nursing prospective payment system case-mix methodology.

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