RESOLVE: A New Initiative To Prevent Death From Heart Disease And Stroke

September 20, 2017 by Miriam

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are joining forces with the ambitious goal of preventing 100 million deaths from heart disease and stroke – the leading causes of death in the world – … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation: Is Your Healthcare Facility Giving An Unhealthy Message?

November 28, 2016 by Miriam

The “global village” now being a thriving reality, the burgeoning use of the internet for business purposes means that companies are reaching out to specific segments of the population who rely on their mother tongue to gauge the level of … Continue reading

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November 1, 2016 by Miriam

Are You Ready? New Disaster Readiness Rule From CMS Impacts Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Home Health Agencies “Planning for the protection and care of patients, clients, residents, and staff during an emergency or disaster is a good business practice” states … Continue reading

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Heart/Stroke Association: Most Stroke Patients Should Go To inpatient Rehab Facilities

May 9, 2016 by Miriam

May is Stroke Awareness Month and, like every year at this time, the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association has released a new set of guidelines. What’s unprecedented about this year’s guidelines, the eighth set, is that they are … Continue reading

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National Assisted Living Week®

October 25, 2015 by Miriam

Since 1995, this week has provided a unique opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community to come together to organize activities and events that honor assisted living residents Organized by: the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) … Continue reading

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Too Social For Healthcare?

October 21, 2015 by David Weiss

Taking surreptitious photos of nursing home residents seems like a bad move. When it’s the employees of the facility who are doing it and then sending to friends via snap chat it s nothing short of grotesque. In a recent … Continue reading

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350 Million Dollars Worth of Hope!

July 1, 2015 by Miriam

June, the month dedicated to Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness is over, and this year it seems to have brought with it … hope! Hope stemming from new research findings as well as from newly allocated resources to fund further research. … Continue reading

Categories: Aging, Alzheimers/Dementia, Health Care, Home Care, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Medical News, Relationships
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Brainy Technology: Advances That Revolutionize Health

June 17, 2015 by Miriam

Dedicated to raise awareness and support individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month. These weeks of heightened awareness about brain health, underscore the importance of early detection – and technology appears … Continue reading

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American, Senior Citizens … and Feeling Better!

May 21, 2015 by Miriam

The third edition of the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report was recently published, showing that older Americans’ health is improving. The Report indicates positive trends nationwide for senior health, especially for measures that look at whether seniors … Continue reading

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Generic Vicodin Top Medicare Drug in 2013

May 4, 2015 by Miriam

An article this past Sunday brought to light startling data: The most widely prescribed drug to Medicare D beneficiaries in 2013 was a generic version of the powerful prescription pain killer Vicodin. Underscoring how at ease physicians are writing prescriptions … Continue reading

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