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FLU VACCINATION RATES DOWN AMONG SENIORS — BUT UP FOR LTC WORKERS
Friday, September 30
More long-term care workers are getting vaccinated against flu than ever before, but inoculation rates among those they care for have dropped significantly, according to federal health officials. McKnight's

CMS PROPOSED RULE BANS ARBITRATION
Thursday, September 29
CMS has released a 700 page document outlining rules of participation for providers that will cost millions of dollars in additional insurance premiums to prepare for an expected increase in litigation. McKnight's

FOUR TIPS FOR BOOSTING RESIDENT SATISFACTION
Thursday, September 29

Your residents and potential consumers are paying more attention than ever to the care they receive, and long-term care providers are taking note. That was one of the biggest takeaways gathered from a pair of surveys sampling patients, skilled nursing facility owners, CEOs, and administrators. McKnight's

ADDING DANCE STEPS TO EXERCISE INCREASES ENJOYMENT FOR ELDERS
Wednesday, September 28
A new study suggests that social dancing doesn’t prevent falls or associated risks in seniors, yet there are still many reasons for able elders to shake a leg. Provider

GOT KIDNEY STONES? MAYBE IT'S TIME TO RIDE SPACE MOUNTAIN
Tuesday, September 27
The pain, some say, is worse than childbirth, but the secret to gaining the upper hand on kidney stones may just be a thrill ride away. McKnight's

ACLU TAKES ON NURSING HOMES
Monday, September 26
“As in all cases involving a resident who wasn't accepted at a nursing home, each side has a different take on what happened.” McKnight's

MORE SENIORS WELCOME VIRTUAL SOCIALIZING
Friday, September 23
According to a new survey, senior residents aren’t likely to be afraid of a mouse unless it has fur and four paws. It seems older Americans are not only comfortable using computers, they are discovering the joys of social media. Provider

BIG INCREASE IN LATINOS WITH ALZHEIMER'S PROJECTED, ALONG WITH COSTS
Thursday, September 22
Researchers are warning of a coming exponential increase in the incidence of Alzheimer's Disease in the Latino population and the economic and health care costs that it will bring. NBC News

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