After spending 54 years with the same Alabama skilled nursing facility, clinical services director Jewell Garrett turned the page on the latest chapter in her life.
Experts agree critical medication mistakes occur during transitions from acute to post-acute care. Many are associated with multiple diagnoses and miscommunicated medication orders.
Nursing homes welcomed 2020 in all-too- familiar territory: A looming regulatory and reimbursement climate of uncertainty.
A smartphone app in development purports to use speech analysis to diagnose dementia. That’s fantastic news, but it ignores one of my fundamental beliefs: that smartphone use is dementia, on a global scale. The irony is that our phone addiction is making us crazy as a civilization and species, but in our demented state, we…
Throughout history, the cards have been stacked against various figures. So don’t get to feeling too singular when you sense the long-term care blues coming over you.
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Imagine if a person stopped you on the street and said this: “I want to rob your house. The government says I can borrow your house keys, so hand them over.” Forking over those keys would be just about the last thing any sane person would be inclined to do. But for the past five…