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

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Numerous states take large opioid distributors to court

Numerous states take large opioid distributors to court

While long-term care continues to struggle between providing opioids for residents in pain and the ramifications from a national epidemic of overdoses, multiple attorneys general are now asking the courts to decide whether the pharmaceutical companies who marketed the drugs and downplayed their addictive nature should be held responsible for the consequences of the crisis.

How to do it … Short-term, homelike rehab

Most patients would agree they think home is the best place to recover from a debilitating injury or major surgery. That’s why so many rehab therapy providers are trying to mimic all that is good about “home.” Experts here offer advice on how to design for short-term rehab spaces, focusing on how to make them useful and homelike.

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