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AARP: States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Home

States are making tepid progress helping millions of elderly and disabled people on Medicaid avoid costly nursing home care by arranging home or community services for them instead.

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Are states doing enough to keep elders at home?

The federal government is pushing states to keep more seniors out of nursing homes and, instead, enroll them in home and community-based programs.

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A place not made for us

By Al Norman In his New York Times best selling book, Being Mortal, surgeon Atul Gawande explains the rise of nursing homes in America starting in the 1950s. “Hospitals couldn’t solve the debilities of chronic illness and advancing age,” he writes. “and they began to fill up with people who had nowhere to go.” The […]

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Could cheap drug delay nursing home for Alzheimer’s sufferers?

Like other existing Alzheimer’s treatments, it cannot slow the disease process itself. It is currently only approved for mild-to-moderate disease, so patients often stop taking it when they deteriorate.

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Guideline go reduce fractures in care facilities

A new guideline that aims to prevent fractures in residents of long-term care facilities is targeted at frail seniors and their families as well as health care workers.

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healthcare workers infecting nursing home residents with MRSA

Healthcare workers frequently contaminate their gloves and gowns during every day care of nursing homes residents with drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, according to a new study. “One in four nursing home residents harbor MRSA in some settings. We know that healthcare workers serve as a vector for MRSA transmission from one resident to […]

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