On eve of Alzheimer’s drug decision, Congress critiques FDA for Aduhelm review failures
Jan 03, 2023
An “atypical review process and corporate greed” factored into the FDA’s approval of Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm in 2021, congressional investigators say. They recommend sticking to protocol...
For-profit providers still on hot seat in final House COVID report
Dec 12, 2022
Months after its first attack, a key House COVID subcommittee on Friday targeted five of the nation’s five largest for-profit nursing home companies over low staffing and wages and slow vaccine booster...
Six years after mandate, most of state’s nursing home residents had POLST forms
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Mar 14, 2022
By 2016, 81% of California’s long-stay residents and 68% of short-stay residents had physician orders for life-sustaining treatment recorded in the MDS.
Manageable risks for dementia and heart disease are closely linked, AHA’s annual report finds
Jan 27, 2022
There is growing evidence that what is good for the heart is good for the brain. But that knowledge and awareness has not yet trickled down to patients, the authors say.
Diaries of infection preventionists offer peek into pandemic struggles
Jul 06, 2021
Real-time reports from the height of the pandemic offer a glimpse into the highs and lows infection preventionists faced as they tackled unprecedented challenges.
Nursing home commission gives report to CMS, public gets to see it ‘sooner rather than later’
Sep 03, 2020
A report from a national nursing home commission outlining recommendations for providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is now in federal regulators’ hands and awaiting final approvals before wide...
Understanding incident reporting
Oct 28, 2015
An incident is generally defined as any happening that is not consistent with the routine care of a particular resident or an event that is not consistent with the routine operation of the organization.
Antipsychotics report will have severe side effects
Jul 13, 2012
Antipsychotic drugs are often used to calm residents with dementia. This reality is common knowledge among most people who have spent more than a few minutes in a nursing facility. But it is apparently...