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The Top Complaints Residents Have About Nursing Homes

Posted on: March 8, 2019 by Chris Murray

Throughout the United States, millions of elderly and disabled individuals receive care in nursing homes and skilled care facilities. By and large, these facilities provide patients with the compassionate and accurate medical care they need. Unfortunately, even the best nursing homes will face complaints from residents and family members. Nursing home insurance is one part […] Read More

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The Current Challenges Facing Nursing Homes

Posted on: March 1, 2019 by Chris Murray

In the modern healthcare industry, nursing homes perform a critical, yet often overlooked, role. These facilities are designed to provide long-term care to patients, supplementing and often replacing the care patients receive in hospitals and clinics. Patients are typically the elderly, but many patients afflicted with severe physical and mental disabilities also receive care in […] Read More

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Recommendations for Effectively Integrating Dental Health in Nursing Homes

Posted on: February 8, 2019 by Chris Murray

Nursing homes across the country deliver compassionate, comprehensive treatment to millions of elderly citizens. With an ever-growing population of older people in the United States, the role of the nursing home or long-term care facility cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, dental hygiene, or to be more accurate the lack of adequate dental care in nursing homes […] Read More

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Are Your Nursing Home Clients “Winterized” Against the Polar Vortex?

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by Chris Murray

Dangerous cold weather has descended upon the Midwestern United States, leading to significant damage and loss of life as the so-called “polar vortex” caused temperatures to dip into the negative numbers. For the region’s elderly population, extreme cold weather events pose severe threats to life and health, leading many nursing home facilities to take additional […] Read More

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Are Your Nursing Home Clients Aware of the Readmissions Penalty?

Posted on: January 16, 2019 by Chris Murray

Brought to life as part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government has imposed readmission penalties to healthcare facilities that have too many patients returning for care within a month of their initial discharge. These penalties may be steep, resulting in millions of dollars in avoidable losses. For long-term care facilities like nursing homes, […] Read More

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Epilepsy and Seizures are on the Rise in Nursing Homes

Posted on: November 16, 2018 by Chris Murray

Among the many issues nursing home facilities face, epilepsy and seizures in patients are of particular concern. These dangerous medical conditions can be a warning sign of even more serious conditions, or can lead to injury or death. Unfortunately, these conditions are hard to diagnose or to treat, and the prevalence of these potentially life-threatening […] Read More

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What Long-Term Care Facilities Need to Consider When Caring for Those With Dementia

Posted on: November 2, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, one in every three seniors dies with dementia, a collective term for cognitive losses including Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone develops the disease every 65 seconds, representing 5.7 million people in the U.S. This number is expected to rise to nearly 14 million by the year 2050, and […] Read More

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The Impact of Mental Illness on Nursing Home Care

Posted on: October 10, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, it is estimated that there are over 15,000 nursing homes and long-term care facilities in operation. As of 2014, when statistics on the nursing home industry were collected, 1.4 million people received care at these facilities. Elderly patients with a wide range of abilities, illnesses, and needs rely on nursing home […] Read More

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How Nursing Homes Can Handle Allegations of Abuse

Posted on: October 3, 2018 by Chris Murray

Nursing homes are committed to providing their residents with compassionate care and safe living conditions. These facilities have a duty to their residents, and most work very hard to ensure the best quality of care. Unfortunately, there have been several highly-publicized incidents of abuse in the news in recent years. Allegations of abuse can result […] Read More

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How to Best Integrate Technology in Senior Care

Posted on: September 28, 2018 by Chris Murray

Advanced technologies are being implemented in assisted living facilities across the country. These technologies improve resident safety, streamline delivery of services, and serve to manage healthcare records in an efficient and secure manner. Unfortunately, as new technologies are adopted, new risks emerge. Considerations of resident privacy and data security are at the forefront of risk […] Read More

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