To Err is Human… To Ignore may lead to Death

June 28, 2010

Medication Errors – F 332-the facility must assure that it is free of medication error rates of 5 % or greater. F333 states the facility must assure that residents are free of any significant medication errors. According to studies drug…

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“Did You Say The Opening’s In The BACK?”

May 11, 2009

Love it when the  different passions of my life converge and… beg for a creative solution. Fashion, the Health Care Universe and Marketing all came together in Lucette Lagnado’s article in The Wall St. Journal. So Doctors and Hospitals still…

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24paybank.org

September 29, 2018

Service helps to sell or buy a Bitcoin Bitcoin with a guarantee receipt of funds. All operations are performed semi-automatically, quickly and reliably. Exchanger ensures the safety of your data for all exchanges. Exchanger allows to exchange the Bitcoin ,…

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350 Million Dollars Worth of Hope!

July 1, 2015

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….

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5 Great Tips for Filling Beds in Your Health Care Facility

April 15, 2013

Develop Strong Relationships with your Residents As with any business, satisfying your existing customers/clients is a great way to develop an excellent reputation and generate new leads. The title of a book written by Pete Blackshaw says it all –…

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A “Friend” – Indeed!

March 28, 2010

Integral to being a successful, modern, enterprising adult – it appears, is the ability to shift one’s cognitive association of the tried & true. Favorite words. Old “FRIENDS”… According to LinkedIn, I have 198 trusted friends and colleagues to whom…

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A Bobbo by Any Other Name…

January 27, 2009

Here’s the affirmation I needed that it wasn’t just a marketer’s need to brand myself, but a representative trend of Boomers to attempt to defy the gravitational pull of aging and to put our imprimatur on everything related to our lives. We’re deciding what fifty today looks like, and if that means being more physically fit and well-coiffed than anyone else in history, so be it. We’re grateful and delighted our kids are having some more of the same, and love every moment of interaction with each amazing prodigy that is gifted our way but we’ve got to calibrate the perspective…and “Bobbo” is who’ve I’ve chosen to be to these wonderful children who happen to be our wonderful grandchildren.
So not intentionally wishing to brand myself, this marketing executive was keenly aware that cognitive association is deeply rooted in the names we choose and the mantles we wear. Just didn’t realize that tos Bobbo was at the forefront of another revolution!

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A CLASS Act

March 28, 2010

Changes are afoot on the horizon of healthcare in America, there is no denying that.  And regardless of how you feel about the healthcare bill that is moving through our government, the reality is that the changes are real and…

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A Groupon a Day Keeps Flower Lovers at Bay

February 15, 2011

Some folks who desired to gift their valentine with flowers from FTD, while taking advantage of savings offered by Groupon, were left in the red. Seems discounts on the FTD site were $5 to $10 lower than the coupon price…

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A Little Volunteering Goes a Long Way . . . To Help Your Mental Function

December 26, 2009

With the number of U.S. seniors with Alzheimer’s skyrocketing, much research is underway to determine how to stave off this mental deterioration, keeping people physically and mentally sound as they age. A recent report in the December Journals of Gerontology:…

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A Look at the HCANJ Assisted Living Conference

May 24, 2011

Last week, I was at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ for the HCANJ 13th Annual State Assisted Living Conference. It was enormously gratifying to see how many people knew about ltcadministrator.com and its expanding role…

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ACL Rehab Has a High Success Rate

March 13, 2008

Good news for boomers – those knee pains may not be the death knell to afternoons on the court. Baby boomers are among the most active of aging cohorts, and this manifests in a high rate of sports related injuries….

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Administration on Aging Projection for the US Senior Population

April 27, 2014

According to the Administration on Aging, the number of Americans who are 85 or older is expected to triple to almost 20 million by the year 2050. While elderly women will still vastly outnumber men, the disparity is expected to…

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Administrators: “MDS BEWARE”

August 11, 2010

Posted by: Eileen Parenti of Specialty Rx We have all heard the buzz about the MDS 3.0 over the past several months and how it will affect reimbursement and staffing.  The staff has been trained and hopefully the facilities are…

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Advance Care Plans Are Crucial for Mentally Ill

January 12, 2011

Ironically enough, it’s the ones that need them most that by and large don’t have advance care directives in place. These significant plans usually encompass living wills; do-not-resuscitate orders; do-not-hospitalize orders; and restrictions on feeding tubes, medications or other treatments…

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Aging…Intelligently

January 20, 2011

The first Baby Boomer turned 65 recently.  With so many advances in medical science, life expectancy is getting longer by the day. At the same time, cancer seems to impact everyone in one way or another.  So, it’s no wonder,…

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ALERT – IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!

October 25, 2017

Retirement Community Sued Over Inappropriate Resident Photos Posted to Facebook: A timely reminder of the utmost importance of enforcing the latest CMS regulations for social media. We are reminded today of the pain that misuse and abuse of social media…

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Also in the News for Wednesday, Jan. 3

January 3, 2018

Report: VA hospitals improving ratings by taking fewer complex patients … Medicaid pays patients’ acupuncture for pain management … Vitamin D, calcium supplements don’t prevent fractures in older adults Source: NEW FEED

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Alzheimer's Tests May Miss Women, Overdiagnose Men

July 23, 2018

The tests that doctors use to diagnose Alzheimer’s catch women later in the disease, a problem that may deny women early care, overdiagnose some men and skew research findings, according to a new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International…

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American, Senior Citizens … and Feeling Better!

May 21, 2015

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…

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An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

October 20, 2010

It is a statement that has quickly made its way into the collective consciousness of Americans – “There’s an app for that.”  Kind of like the “Where’s the beef?” of the new millenium.  Even within the practices of medicine and…

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Antihistamine Can Reverse Mental Deterioration

August 7, 2008

~ Zev Driller An old antihistamine drug may come back on the market one day – to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Dimebond, once sold in Russia to treat allergies, may have the happy side affect of reversing cognitive decline. Test subjects…

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Asian-American Elders Disadvantaged by Cultural & Lingual Barriers

January 22, 2014

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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Ask Not What Your Surgeon Says, Ask What He Drives

May 27, 2008

by Ruth Folger Weiss Few appreciate the impact of marketing on their lives, relegating it to lightweights and thinking of it as “Madison Avenue for the gullible.” But when marketing, science, and your health are in the crosshairs, it is…

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Avoiding Elder Abuse in Healthcare Facilities

July 2, 2012

Last week, New York’s own Senator Charles Schumer made news by drawing attention to the prevalence of elder abuse that goes unreported.  Spurred by the story of an elderly bus monitor in Rochester who was bullied by a group of…

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Beautiful… But Tired?

November 17, 2010

Don’t feel bad about not getting your beauty sleep… The latest findings indicate that too much sleep in women leads to an increased possibility of STROKE! — so that self-indulgent rested beauty may be sleeping towards disaster: 10 hours of…

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Betting Against the Brand

May 13, 2010

As one who passionately builds brands for a living, it saddens me when I am forced to bear witness to the downward spiral of a once-strong brand.  The recent troubles faced by Tylenol and other huge brands from McNeil Consumer…

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BIG Rewards: The Promise of Small Changes in Nutrition

January 28, 2015

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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Big Spike in Knee Surgeries Calls for Compression Therapy Devices to Lessen Risk of Blood Clots

January 19, 2012

New statistics show a big increase in knee replacement surgery since the late 1990s. From 1997 to 2009, knee surgery increased for women ages 45 to 64 by 157 percent and men in the same range by 144 percent. The…

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Blizzard 2010, the iPad and Great House

December 27, 2010

This ambidextrous iPhone and iPad swashbuckler has been touting all things digital… but straddled the fences when it came to leisure reading. Proprietary about my leisure space, I had pretty much relegated my iPad as work tool  and not embraced…

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Brain Injury Recovery – A Work in Process

February 15, 2011

As Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords makes progress that seems to bode well for her recovery, her upturn has given the public a glimpse into the complex world of brain injury and healing. The brain is an astonishingly intricate and malleable…

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Brain Plasticity and Rehabilitation

December 23, 2014

Who Says You Can’t Teach The Old Maestro A New Tune? What changes in our brain as we get older and how do those changes affect our abilities to learn, develop new skills, and rehabilitate from injury? In the last…

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Brainier than Thou

July 26, 2010

A little while ago, we learned that extra body fat was correlated with smaller brain volume and possibly linked to increased rates of Alzheimer’s disease.  Across the city, ice cream spoons were sadly set aside.  Not that anyone wanted to…

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Brains v. Beauty

May 26, 2010

An age old dilemma, – which is more powerful and important – brains or beauty?  Would you rather be hideously ugly and brilliant, or stunningly beautiful and unable to carry a conversation? Of course none of us really wants to…

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Brainy Technology: Advances That Revolutionize Health

June 17, 2015

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…

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Breakthrough Technology: Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention Now Portable

February 3, 2014

Tampa, FL — (SBWIRE) — 01/29/2014 — A remarkable new portable vascular compression system weighs only one pound and offers a 17-hour battery life. Typically, vascular compression devices applied to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are 10- to 15-pound calibrated…

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Call us GrantParents

October 25, 2010

It’s always great to have some facts and figures to support your more than intuitive take on a phenom. Here are some latest stats to bolster my sense that grandparents are indeed looking younger – because they are, and that…

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Can a Cup a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

May 21, 2013

Seems there are some more benefits to that daily cuppa coffee than just that shot of caffeine. Mayo Clinic Researchers have just uncovered a link between drinking coffee and a lower risk of PCS – a rare autoimmune liver disease…

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Care and Feeding of the Middle Aged Brain

May 13, 2010

As we work with administrators to help navigate the world of Long Term Care it is hard not to be hyper-aware of our own mortality and the eventuality that we, too, are likely to reach a point where we will…

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Care for the Elderly Begins at Home

July 11, 2012

Some responsibilities in life have a way of sneaking up on you.  You learn to boil water and over time you become the traditional Thanksgiving turkey chef.  You learn to sort the colors and over time you become the queen…

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Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s Puts Significant Other at Greater Risk

August 18, 2009

At the recent Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, an eye opening study demonstrated that spouses who care for a mate suffering from dementia were more likely to develop the same condition, with husband caregivers at a much…

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Caring for Our Veterans

August 14, 2014

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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Cbd Oil Dosage for Dummies

October 9, 2018

Cbd Oil Dosage for Dummies Cbd Oil Dosage at a Glance The medical community has been not able to pin-point the basis for ADD. A whole lot of women and men discover that a single daily dose is much more…

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Celebrate Long Term Care Administrator’s Week!

March 6, 2012

LTCAdministrator.com is celebrating National Long Term Care Administrator’s Week (March 12-16, 2012)! Since 1994, The American College of Health Care Administrators has sponsored this national observance each March. Long Term Care Administrator’s Week honors and celebrates the important role the…

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Celebrate the RUSH Act

August 1, 2018

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Cheap but Chic: Turmeric Does More than Spice up Life

October 20, 2010

Turmeric may help ward off infection with Clostridium difficile in hospitals, researchers claim. Curcumin — the active ingredient in the spice turmeric — inhibited the growth of various strains of C. difficile in vitro, according to Rattan Patel, MD, of…

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Children, Hormones, Knees, and Hips

November 3, 2008

by L. Hauben Some news from the science front! Hormone replacement in women is linked to hip replacement – and childbearing is linked to knee replacement. These two new findings come out of England where 1.3 million women were followed…

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Choosing a Physician

June 26, 2008

Choosing a doctor for any procedure can be a difficult and frustrating task. How can you possibly gauge whether any given doctor will do a good job? While it’s difficult to know for sure, here are some tips to help…

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Cipro Now a No Go

July 10, 2008

~ by Yael Joshua If you need to target hardy bacteria, heavy-duty antibiotics such as Cipro, Levaquin, and Floxin are your best bet. Unfortunately, these drugs, all based on fluoroquinolone, have been shown to cause pain, swelling, and inflammation in…

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CMS Misses Fraud Prevention Deadline

October 18, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMA) were required to submit a report to Congress on October 1st reviewing their fraud prevention system (FPS), yet the report has still not been submitted. On October 15th, two Senate Finance Committee…

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