Tag Archive | "Elder Care"

Coronavirus, nursing home

Nursing Home Care, Funding System Need Overhaul, Report Says

Nursing home residents are subjected to ineffective care and poor staffing, while facility finances are shrouded in secrecy and regulatory lapses go unenforced, according to a report that called for wholesale changes in an industry whose failures have been spotlighted by the pandemic.

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Smart Packaging Could Improve How We Take Medication

Older adults are open to using smart packaging to improve their medication-taking experience, a new study finds.

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Washington State Retools First-in-the-Nation Long-Term Care Benefit

Patricia Keys, 71 and a stroke survivor, needs help with many everyday activities, such as dressing and bathing. Her daughter Christina, who lives near her mom in Vancouver, Washington, cares for her in the evenings and pays about $3,000 a month for help from other caregivers.

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Home Health

Pandemic-Fueled Shortages of Home Health Workers Strand Patients Without Necessary Care

rail older adults are finding it harder than ever to get paid help amid acute staff shortages at home health agencies.

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Medicare Posts Key Nursing Home Staffing Info For Consumers

Shining a light on key markers for nursing home quality, Medicare said last week it is now posting details on staff turnover and weekend nurse coverage on its “Care Compare” website, where families can research a facility.

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Medicare & Home Care Better Investment Than Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

If you could invest $56 billion each year in improving health care for older adults, how would you spend it? On a hugely expensive medication with questionable efficacy — or something else?

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