nursing homes

Consider nursing home optometry as practice optionOptometric practice in the nursing home setting is not always very glamorous; however, there are many reasons optometrists might want to consider adding this specialty to their practice arsenal due to tremendous need.
Four steps managed care can take to promote antimicrobial stewardshipThe call for antimicrobial stewardship is growing. Enact these steps to prevent a return to the pre-antibiotic era.
Over-prescribing antibiotics to nursing home residents dangerous for allAntibiotics are frequently and often inappropriately prescribed to nursing home residents, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. These antibiotics pose direct risks to recipients and indirect risks to others residents.
The best states for elderly patient careA new health rankings report indicates in which states health plans and health executives encounter the most challenges when caring for seniors.
GAO: Antipsychotic overuse “widespread” for dementiaThere is widespread overuse of psychiatric drugs by older Americans with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia who live at home or in assisted living facilities, according to a new General Accountability Office (GAO) report.
Study: Patients with advanced dementia continue receiving inappropriate medicationsNursing home residents with advanced dementia often receive medications of questionable benefit with costly consequences, according to a study published online September 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.
Pharmacy owner admits guilt in nursing home schemeA Louisiana pharmacy owner recently pled guilty to charges she bribed nursing home workers to return unused drugs, then repackaged and resold them as new.
Antipsychotic Rx use in nursing homes declinesEleven states have reduced antipsychotic use in nursing home residents by at least 15%, meeting a CMS partnership goal set last year.
Antipsychotic Rx use in nursing homes declinesEleven states have reduced antipsychotic use in nursing home residents by at least 15%, meeting a CMS partnership goal set last year.
Nonbenzodiazepine sleep aids put LTC residents at higher risk for hip fracture