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Alcohol-Resistant Bacteria: A Rising Threat in Infections

Posted on: May 10, 2019 by Chris Murray

Infection control practices are used by healthcare facilities to protect patients and staff. Most facilities have rigorous systems in place to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases, including personal protective equipment requirements, handwashing protocols, and hand sanitizing stations located in patient rooms and common areas. For many healthcare providers, a quick spray of alcohol-based hand […] Read More

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Pets in Nursing Homes: Are They Safe?

Posted on: May 3, 2019 by Chris Murray

Across the country, people enjoy the companionship and individuality of their pets. In many cases, pet owners treat their furry friends as family members, deriving great pleasure from their company. As we age, pets have been shown to provide comfort and to help alleviate loneliness. In fact, as many people seek the assistance of a […] Read More

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What Happens When a Nursing Home is Fined

Posted on: April 5, 2019 by Chris Murray

The multibillion-dollar nursing home industry provides care for millions of Americans, particularly elderly residents and those with significant physical and cognitive disabilities. Nursing home facilities are regulated on both the state and federal level; regulatory agencies like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are tasked with penalizing those facilities that do not comply with […] Read More

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Exploring the Changes the Current Administration Has Made to the Nursing Home Industry

Posted on: April 3, 2019 by Chris Murray

Among his many campaign elements, Donald J. Trump promised to deregulate significant portions of the healthcare industry, cutting fines and easing restrictions imposed by the Affordable Care Act — spearheaded by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Healthcare operations like nursing homes foresaw major shifts in regulation, allowing them to potentially save substantial money in expenses in […] Read More

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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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