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1,400 Nursing Homes Get Lower Medicare Ratings Because Of Staffing Concerns

Nursing home industry officials have acknowledged that some facilities are struggling to meet the new payroll reporting requirements.

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Nursing Homes, Senior Centers Find Bullying Has No Age Limit

The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty.

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Program To Improve Elderly Mobility Feasible In Community Setting

Immobility in old age can lead to lower independence and quality of life and increased risk for falls and chronic disease.

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Stan Hugo with his wife, Donna, who is a resident at the Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Ithaca, N.Y. Mr. Hugo tracks staffing levels at the skilled nursing facility. (Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times)

Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records

Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

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Strong Grip May Predict Longer Life At All Ages

Weaker grip strength was not linked with risk of dying from prostate cancer, colon cancer among women or lung cancer in both sexes. 

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What To Do When An Elderly Loved One Begins Wandering

If you become a caregiver for a parent, grandparent or other loved one with dementia, you may find yourself having the same fear if your loved one begins to exhibit a concerning symptom of dementia; getting lost or wandering.

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