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American, Senior Citizens … and Feeling Better!

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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Is There Such Thing as “Too Much” Care?

Among the many dilemmas faced by physicians in today’s healthcare system, one of the trickiest is deciding how much care is enough – and how much is too much.  Armed with ever evolving technology and treatment options, and without clear … Continue reading

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LTC Facility Remodel-Renovation Contest Finalist!

LTCAdministrator.com would like to congratulate one of our member Long Term Care Facilities, The Pratt Pavilion, for becoming a finalist in the common space category of Long-Term Living’s 2011 National Remodel/Renovation Competition. Contact us to find out how LTCAdministrator can … Continue reading

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Too Old and Too Sick for Treatment?

My visceral reaction to the latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which avers that aggressive care for dying patients is often futile- is nausea. Their findings:  Even though a large percentage of  Medicare cancer patients represent  poor prognoses, health … Continue reading

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Heart Failure Patients Choosing Alternative Venues for End-of-Life Care

An ever increasing number of patients with heart failure are choosing hospice care for the last few months of their lives. End of life costs have progressively  gone up for this population, however the trend towards hospice and other palliative … Continue reading

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