Rising obesity rates reflected in nursing homes; care challenges remain unmet, experts say
Sep 17, 2021
This newer bariatric population can present equipment needs and care challenges for staff that some nursing home operators are not yet prepared meet, industry observers and researchers say.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 23
Sep 23, 2020
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Obesity soars among long-stay nursing home residents
May 08, 2018
The rate of obese nursing home residents jumped from 22% to 28% between 2005 and 2015, according to research presented at the 2018 American Geriatrics Society conference.