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ALERT – IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!

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 … Continue reading

Categories: Aging, Alzheimers/Dementia, Health Care, Long Term Care, Social Media
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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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Generic Vicodin Top Medicare Drug in 2013

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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Health Benefits of Feeling Younger

New research indicates that feeling younger than you are can have long-range health benefits. Age is whatever you think it is and you are as old as you think you are rings an old quote. This is something that those … Continue reading

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Medical Breakthrough: Drugs to Help Elderly Rebuild Muscle

Pharmaceutical companies are working to make drugs that could help elderly patients walk again and rebuild muscle in a range of diseases. This new development began after scientist Se-Jin Lee genetically engineered “Mighty Mice” with twice as much muscle as … Continue reading

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Administration on Aging Projection for the US Senior Population

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 … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Aging

As networking professionals in the health care and long term care industry, LTCAdministrator.com 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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