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SOCIAL MEDIA USE LINKED TO LESS CHRONIC ILLNESS, LONELINESS IN SENIORS
Monday, August 29
Facebook, Skype and instant messaging are among technology applications that may lessen depression among seniors, a new study has found. McKnight's

SEVERE STAFF SHORTAGES MAY CLOSE THREE NURSING HOMES
Friday, August 26
Humboldt County nursing facilities cited a lack of available workers and financial losses in seeking state approval to close three skilled nursing facilities. Eureka Times-Standard

WITH SEPSIS, IT’S A 'RACE AGAINST TIME'

Wednesday, August 24
Most patients with sepsis have recently been treated in a healthcare facility, and many clinicians are missing the signs, according to the CDC. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHAT DO WE DO WHEN THE ANTIPSYCHOTICS ARE GONE?
Tuesday, August 23
Because facilities are being asked to reduce the use of antipsychotics while simultaneously providing excellent care, there must be a fundamental shift in their approach to care delivery. McKnight's

THE DOCTOR AND THE PATIENT AT THE END OF LIFE
Monday, August 22
A doctor discusses his private discovery that not all elderly patients share the same views about prolonging life. The Washington Post

ETHNICITY AND AGING: LATINA ES MEJOR!

Friday, August 19
If you want to live a long life, it helps to be Latino. Latinos tend to age more slowly than other ethnic groups, despite having higher rates of diabetes and other chronic diseases. Researchers at UCLA think they’ve discovered why. Long-Term Living

PHYSICAL DECLINE BEGINS EARLIER THAN EXPECTED: STUDY
Thursday, August 18
Physical decline is common in frail elders, but a new study suggests that this downward slide actually begins sooner in life—when people are in their 50's. Provider

STUDY: TUBE FEEDING DOWN AMONG DEMENTIA PATIENTS IN NURSING HOMES
Wednesday, August 17
Researchers have found the number of patients receiving a feeding tube has decreased by about half in the last 15 years, but concerns about their continued use remain. UPI

ELDERLY PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL NEED TO KEEP MOVING
Tuesday, August 16
Despite a growing body of research that shows staying in bed can be harmful to seniors, many hospitals still don’t put a high priority on making them walk. California Healthline

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