Category Archives for Long Term Care

BIG Rewards: The Promise of Small Changes in Nutrition

Be mindful of seemingly inconsequential eating habits: their impact is bigger than you can imagine – especially when it comes to the Senior population. When we consider the health of older adults, we tend to think about the most common…

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Exome Sequencing – A New Take on Family History

I have been enthralled with Genome Sequencing for sometime now – and for good reason: In one case at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, doctors expected to have to remove the pancreas from a baby girl with very low…

Categories: Aging, Family, Health Care, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Medical News, Medical Technology, Rehab

Caring for Our Veterans

The recent bipartisan effort to expand veterans’ access to long term and post-acute care services is a positive step in properly caring for our aging veterans who sacrificed so much for our country. Under the proposed legislation, services that would…

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The Beauty of Aging

As networking professionals in the health care and long term care industry, has also become a valuable resource for the aging population. We deal with various types of health care models including home health care, short-term rehabilitation, long term…

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Asian-American Elders Disadvantaged by Cultural & Lingual Barriers

While the growing Hispanic community struggles to deal with their aging parents and their cultural expectations of care, the Asian-American community is struggling with this issue as well in a slightly nuanced way. “Filial Piety” – respect for one’s elders,…

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Quality of Life and Healthcare: “Is Everybody Happy?”

A FRESH LOOK AT QUALITY OF LIFE AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION Leading a successful healthcare organization in today’s climate is difficult, at best. As the nation navigates the yet unsettled healthcare finance landscape, long term care facilities face more challenges than…

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Medicare & Medicaid Reimbursement Will Change Wound Care Practices

New reimbursement practices from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is expected to affect the preferred treatment methods for wounds, especially those common in long-term-care settings. The projected switch from a fee-for-service model to a bundled payment system for…

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Recognizing the Need for Dementia Screening

According to a recent review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the benefits of screening tests for cognitive impairment are unproven. The effects of clinical intervention to improve cognitive functioning have often been found to be insignificant or…

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Conditions at Assisted Living Communities and Nursing Homes

Finding a good health care facility to care for yourself or a loved one is a difficult challenge. Many facilities are understaffed and don’t have access to the right tools to effectively manage operations, thus having a negative impact on…

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Long Term Care Educational Seminar to Take Place in Dyker Beach, Brooklyn

In today’s rapidly transforming long-term care environment, it is more crucial than ever to keep up-to-date and informed. Renaissance Home Health Care, a NY State licensed Home Care Agency, is presenting LTC professionals in the tristate area with an enlightening…

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