High blood pressure is well-controlled in VA nursing homes: study
May 10, 2022
About 80% of residents with hypertension maintained optimal blood pressure during the study period, investigators report.
COVID-19 has long-term cardiovascular effects, ‘stunning’ study results reveal
Feb 11, 2022
COVID-19 patients are at high risk of developing new heart and blood vessel problems up to at least one year later, according to large study of U.S. veterans. The findings are solid evidence of long COVID,...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 23
Nov 23, 2021
Long-term care operators weigh in on COVID booster shots, vaccine mandates … Newly unveiled nursing home mortality data a ‘wake-up call’ for Veterans Administration … CDC offers clinician toolkit...
Diabetes overtreated in older adults at end of life, study finds
Jun 25, 2020
Diabetes appears to be overtreated in nearly 44% of recently admitted VA nursing home residents, including those with limited life expectancy and/or advanced dementia.
What not to do when criticized
Nov 07, 2017
If you want to see the trickle-down impact of lowering the bar related to our expectations of public political decorum, look no farther than Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R).
Veterans may have better access to LTC services under proposed bill
Oct 26, 2017
Legislation that would make it easier for long-term care providers to enter into care agreements with the Department of Veterans Affairs was introduced in the House on Tuesday.
Saluting our veterans is nice gesture, but it’s hardly enough
May 23, 2014
As a nation, we seem to have a conflicted relationship with those who served and continue to serve in the military. Any ounce of recognition we direct toward those in uniform is both welcome and overdue....
Initiative cuts MRSA by more than a third in veterans’ nursing homes, report shows
Jan 07, 2014
A nationwide initiative to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in veterans’ nursing homes dramatically slashed the infection rate, and could provide a framework for other nursing homes...
Who these people are: Nursing home care for Vietnam vets
Mar 19, 2013
Here’s a conundrum: The rate of post-traumatic stress among Vietnam veterans has climbed from already high levels in recent years, with the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq War serving as triggers. This...
Feb 01, 2013
The Florida Health Care Association (FHA) criticized a report that one in five Florida nursing homes appears on the state’s watch list for failing to meet minimum care standards or correct violations...