‘Startling’ lack of physical activity found in assisted living pilot study
Jun 16, 2022
Many residents’ sedentary lifestyles, with long periods of sitting, may make it difficult to maintain and improve their physical health, investigators say.
Dementia care providers struggled with infection control during pandemic, multistate study reveals
Jun 08, 2022
Assisted living operators found serious challenges in implementing infection prevention and control practices for residents with dementia during the pandemic, according to a new study across seven states.
54 percent increase in low-care nursing home residents presents opportunity for assisted living
Lois A. Bowers
May 17, 2022
The percentage of nursing home residents who require no physical assistance in bed mobility and activities of daily living is increasing, according to a new report.
Argentum annual conference kicks off Monday
James M. Berklan
May 13, 2022
Thousands of senior living professionals, operators, owners, executives and community leaders will gather Monday through Wednesday in Minneapolis for Argentum’s Senior Living Executive Conference...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 13
Apr 13, 2022
Clinical trial partnerships could help assisted living change “long-term care” narrative … Number of nurse practitioners increases 9% since May … Experimental drug halves death rate in critically...
Stable use of antipsychotics in long-term care during pandemic ‘reassuring’: study
Mar 07, 2022
The use of antipsychotics and pain medications in assisted living and nursing home residents was relatively unchanged early in the pandemic. New residents were more likely to get certain drugs, however.
Nursing facilities ignore home care at their own risk
Feb 14, 2022
Compared to skilled nursing facilities, these options hold the promise of similar outcomes at a fraction of the cost. Ignore home care at your own peril.
What is the best post-acute care destination for an assisted living resident? It’s complicated, new...
Jan 31, 2022
Acute care clinicians and discharge planners need more complete information about LTC services and target populations to help ensure that residents land in the most appropriate settings, researchers say.
Assisted living memory care admission reduces odds of SNF placement, acute care stays, study finds
Jan 06, 2022
The results of a national study suggest that memory care may be best equipped to handle the needs of residents with dementia when compared to the general assisted living setting.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Dec. 10
Dec 10, 2021
Assisted living facilities may offer haven for older adults with serious mental illness … CDC chief: U.S. omicron infections have all been mild cases … Doc in overrun hospital laments ‘domino effect’...