Researchers identify lifestyle factors that predict nursing home needs later in life
Jessica R. Towhey
Aug 28, 2023
The kind of lifestyle habits that predispose seniors to chronic illnesses such as diabetes and dementia, are also likely to land them in nursing homes as they age, a new study finds.
Q&A: Maryland SNF joins ‘transformative’ palliative care study
Nov 07, 2022
Meadow Park in Catonsville, MD, will receive a $15,000 grant and gain the support of study partners in a palliative care program that it says will help change how the long-term care industry provides advanced...
As seniors’ presence in nursing homes drops, young people with disabilities stuck with few alternatives:...
Oct 04, 2022
Younger nursing home residents, despite dramatically different needs than their older counterparts, have been overlooked by existing efforts to deinstitutionalize care, according to a study published in...
Low-wage healthcare employees lost work at higher rate than physicians during pandemic
Sep 21, 2022
In a comparison of healthcare worker employment in pre-pandemic and pandemic periods, many more non-physicians became unemployed than physicians, according to a JAMA research letter published Sept. 19.
Florida researchers receive $1M to study falls prevention in seniors admitted to the ED
May 30, 2022
Senior ED patients will receive falls prevention supports, with the rate of recurrence tracked over a six-month follow-up period.
Vaccine potency wanes, but third COVID shot restores 95 percent efficacy, new data show
Sep 16, 2021
New data from vaccine maker Pfizer and Israel’s health ministry may help U.S. health agencies make a case for recommending COVID-19 booster shots, various sources report.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, June 15
Jun 15, 2021
CMS issues reprieve for 2,500 nursing homes yet to report COVID vaccination rates … Former CMS administrator says nursing homes will remain key test sites for COVID therapies, other treatments …...
Evidence fails to support vitamin D screenings in asymptomatic adults, task force finds
Sep 24, 2020
Vitamin D treatment in adults with low levels but no symptoms of deficiency has no effect on most health outcomes, including fractures, depression and diabetes, a new analysis shows.
Aging-related medical innovations are recognized
Nov 07, 2019
The Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020 include a range of discoveries and inventions that target age-related disease.
Study: Fall detection devices ‘aren’t properly tested’
Mar 06, 2018
Pouring over nearly 120 worldwide studies on fall-prevention technology, investigators found that the majority were tested in lab settings utilizing students, and some used mannequins to simulate falls....