AN OVERLOOKED EPIDEMIC: OLDER AMERICANS TAKING TOO MANY UNNEEDED DRUGS
December 12, California Healthline
Unlike the overuse of opioid painkillers, the polypharmacy problem has attracted little attention, even though its hazards are well documented.
FOR SNF QUALITY, IT’S ALL ABOUT LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
December 8, Skilled Nursing News
For nursing home operators, quality depends on multiple factors. But for potential residents, where they live looms large in the type and quality of care they receive.
HIGH WINDS TO HAMPER CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTERS INTO WEEKEND
December 8, Reuters
Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures.
PROGRAM HELPS CURB COSTLY SNF INFECTIONS, BUT IMPROVEMENTS STILL NEEDED
December 7, Skilled Nursing News
A collaborative program shows promise in reducing a common and costly infection in SNFs, but researchers note some barriers to success remain.
IN CALIFORNIA, MILLENNIALS ARE NOW LARGEST GENERATION OF CAREGIVERS
December 5, California Healthline
Thirty-nine percent of California millennials are caregiving for a child, parent or, most likely, a grandparent.
A HEART TO SERVE: PROVIDING IDLE HANDS WITH A PURPOSE
December 4, Provider
Rockport’s award-winning “A Heart to Serve” program gets some well-deserved national attention.