September 01, 2018 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: September 01, 2018

Throat exercises favored for dysphagia

Exercise programs should be targeted at throat muscles, just like they might be for other parts of the body, in order to help older adults with difficulty swallowing, according to a study published in Dysphagia.

Voice assistants finding niche with elders

As voice recognition technologies such as Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple Homepod become more inexpensive and accessible, the long-term care profession has begun taking notice of the promises such devices may hold for offering older adults greater independence and social connection.

1,400 homes lose one star

Nearly 1,400 nursing homes recently lost star ratings on the Nursing Home Compare website because of allegedly inadequate numbers of registered nurses on staff or failure to report reliable staffing information.

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