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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…
Tags: Aging, American Health Trends, health care, hospice, Hospitalization, Long Term Care, seniors
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…
Tags: Aging, health care, Long Term Care
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…
Tags: Alzheimer's, health care, Long Term Care, Medical News, Myostatin
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…
Tags: Administration on Aging, health care, health care facilities, Long Term Care, Senior Population
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…
Tags: Aging, Assisted Living, health care, Home Care, Long Term Care, seniors, short term rehabilitation
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…
Tags: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, health care, Long Term Care, wound care
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
Yes or No to Electronic Medical Records?
With the government incentive for medical facilities to start using electronic record equipment comes the speculation “is it worth it”? The goal of these systems, says the government, is to improve the safety of the patients as well as efficiency….
Tags: Electronic Medical Records, health care, Overbilling
The Key to Compliance: Belief in the Treatment
Modern medicine isn’t generally described as an act of faith, but now gerontology nursing expert University of Missouri Assistant Professor Todd Ruppar says that beliefs play a very large role in compliance with doctors’ orders. Ruppar found that because patients…
Tags: Compliance, health care, LTCAdministrator.com, medication, patients, research
Low Staffing Rates Increase Mortality Risk
Low staffing rates can be thorn in the side of facility administrators, but a new study shows that they may also be to blame for increased risk of death from norovirus (acute gastroenteritis) in nursing homes. A recent study looked…
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