Feds launch tools to reduce adverse events in inpatient settings
Jul 11, 2023
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently published two toolkits aimed at better preventing patient harm in inpatient settings such as assisted care communities...
Network to develop LTC COVID-19 treatment, infection prevention best practices
Mar 21, 2023
A network of long-term care medical directors and clinicians will develop best practices guidelines for senior living communities, nursing homes and other congregate care settings in Virginia.
‘Unwitting’ senior living and care providers swept up in $114 million fake nursing degree scheme
Jan 30, 2023
Skilled nursing facilities, an assisted living community and home health providers were among many businesses across the country duped into hiring more than 7,600 nurses with fake credentials, according...
Antipsychotic meds decisions in assisted living require system-level perspective: study
Jan 25, 2023
Decisions on administering as-needed antipsychotic drugs require balancing regulatory goals with resident-centered practices, researchers say.
43 recommendations help fill gap in medical and mental healthcare guidance for assisted living, experts...
Lois A. Bowers
Oct 04, 2022
Forty-three recommendations from a new study will guide medical and mental healthcare and increase care consistency in assisted living, the authors say.
Marked weight loss found in ALF residents during quarantine
Kristin Della Volpe
Sep 26, 2022
Weight loss of at least 5% was found in 40% of residents at assisted living facilities (ALFs) during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to findings from a retrospective chart review...
Residents’ high burden of chronic disease calls for operator-provider partnerships: study
Lois A. Bowers
Sep 16, 2022
U.S. senior living residents average more than a dozen chronic conditions each, and many residents use high-cost healthcare services, suggesting ways that operators can integrate care and housing to improve...
Also in the News for Thursday, Sept. 1
Sep 01, 2022
FDA issues Hamilton intensive care ventilator recall … Number of middle-income seniors to increase by 89% through 2033: analysis … Proposed federal pilot program would divert some VA residents to...
Feds’ antipsychotics program fails to reduce prescriptions in assisted living
Aug 23, 2022
In a federal initiative to reduce unnecessary antipsychotics prescribing, results in assisted living didn’t match the successes seen in nursing homes, a new study reveals.
Assisted living residents with dementia had higher all-cause mortality during pandemic
Aug 10, 2022
Assisted living residents with dementia were more likely to die from any cause in the early months of the pandemic than AL residents without dementia, a new study has found.