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

Print Issue: March 01, 2017

Opioids may slow down wound healing

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People with chronic wounds who are prescribed opioids to treat their pain may experience slower healing than those who don’t receive the drugs, according to new research.

Judge finalizes HHS Jimmo fix

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A U.S. District Court judge accepted the Department of Health and Human Services’ plan to better explain grounds of the historic Jimmo settlement — with a few added tweaks of her own.

There are many ways to improve efficiency, keep staff happy and save money in the laundry room.

Finding loose change

There are many ways to improve efficiency, keep staff happy and save money in the laundry room. Providers just have to look for them — and read this article

Congestive heart failure patients are at high risk for hospital readmission.

CHF protocol shows promise

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A new treatment regimen for congestive heart failure patients in skilled nursing facilities reduced hospital admissions from 31% to 7% over seven months.

2016 deals in LTC boomed

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Long-term care transactions had the largest deal volume and value of any healthcare sector last year, according to a recent report.

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