Category Archives for Hospitals
350 Million Dollars Worth of Hope!
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….
Tags: alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's prevention, Alzheimer's research, Hope
Brainy Technology: Advances That Revolutionize Health
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…
Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month, brain, brain technology, brain vitals
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…
Tags: Aging, American Health Trends, health care, hospice, Hospitalization, Long Term Care, seniors
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…
Tags: Health Care, Healthcare, Long Term Care, Medicare, prescription drugs
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…
Tags: Genome Sequencing
It’s Not The “Where” But The “Specialized Care”
Choosing where to continue one’s rehabilitation following a hospital stay, is a crucial decision that affects the quality and length of one’s recovery. A bad choice, meaning a facility that is not well-equipped with the expertise to treat your specific condition,…
Tags: cardiac program, Post-acute facility, rehabilitation, wound care program
LTCAdministrator.com is Celebrating National Hospital Week
At LTCAdministrator.com, we are committed to building a strong network of health care and long term care professionals that can work together to strengthen and enrich the healthcare industry. We are honored to celebrate National Hospital Week (May 11-17, 2014),…
Tags: American Hospital Association, Health Care Events, LTCAdministrator.com, National Hospital Week
Open Door Pet Policy
Some hospitals have instituted a new visitation policy– allowing pets to visit along with family and friends. As long as certain requirements are met, hospitals such as University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in…
Tags: Healing Benefits of Pets, Hospital Pet Policy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Pet Therapy, Rush University Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
5 Great Tips for Filling Beds in Your Health Care Facility
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 –…
Stop the CRE Superbug, Save your Residents!
As a health care administrator, you have a responsibility to make every effort to protect your residents. With a “nightmare bacteria” lurking, it is imperative that you take strong measures to ensure that this does not become a threat to…
Tags: Carbapenen-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, CRE, health care, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Superbug