Central Texas is Facing a Shortage of Nurses in Their Nursing Homes

Central Texas is Facing a Shortage of Nurses in Their Nursing Homes

Nursing homes in the area are in what they describe as a crisis situation due to the shortage of skilled staff.   The Texas Health Care Association released a recent report stating that the turnover rate in...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 21, 2018

Residential Homes: A Different Experience

Residential Homes: A Different Experience

An assisted living facility in Lynden, Washington has shown us that not all nursing homes have to be the same. This cozy residential home has only six residents, and they all love being there. It is a locally operated...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 21, 2018

Are The Health Risks of Animals in Nursing Homes Being Addressed?

Are The Health Risks of Animals in Nursing Homes Being Addressed?

Animals can make a significant difference in the lives of nursing home residents. They can offer companionship and add needed novelty to the day. Therapeutic animals often visit nursing homes, and in some cases, they may even reside there themselves.   The question is,...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 21, 2018

Does America Have a Bullying Problem in Its Nursing Homes?

Does America Have a Bullying Problem in Its Nursing Homes?

A discussion is being reignited as to the extent of bullying in senior care centers across America.  Different from elder abuse, this bullying takes the form of senior citizen nursing home residents being bullied by others living in the same home....

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Leo G. Anderson | May 20, 2018

Arizona Assisted Living Regulations Tightened

Arizona Assisted Living Regulations Tightened

Advocates for senior in Arizona received good news as a Governor Doug Doucey signed a bill into law that compels referral agencies to reveal any business relationships between the referral agency and the...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 20, 2018

Granny Cam Bill Gains Steam in Louisiana

Granny Cam Bill Gains Steam in Louisiana

A bill dubbed the granny cam bill has received legislative approval and is awaiting the governor’s signature to become law.  The bill would allow nursing home residents to set up surveillance cameras in their room to ensure better protection of their...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 20, 2018

A butterfly home for people living with dementia

A butterfly home for people living with dementia

 An Ontario long-term care center recently opened a type of space that nursing homes. Dementia patients everywhere would benefit from something similar. Butterfly homes are geared towards meeting the emotional needs of residents with dementia, including their need for connection, warmth, and a feeling of being appreciated. The...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 19, 2018

Personal Surveillance Cameras May Become a Reality in Louisiana Nursing Homes

Personal Surveillance Cameras May Become a Reality in Louisiana Nursing Homes

A recent nursing home surveillance bill has already passed the House and Senate in Louisiana and is now headed for the governor’s desk. It would allow patients and their families to install surveillance cameras in...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 19, 2018

Could robots help in nursing homes in America?

Could robots help in nursing homes in America?

 They already are. Tugs the robot, made by Pittsburgh-based Aethon, is utilized in hospitals across the nation for transport of medications, linens, and lab specimens according to Nurse.org. Nursing homes have gone a step further in Japan. Facilities in the country are trying out robots to help...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 19, 2018

Head of Medicaid Gives Enlightening Interview

Head of Medicaid Gives Enlightening Interview

Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was interviewed yesterday by the Washington Post, and her words offer a glimpse into the

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Leo G. Anderson | May 18, 2018

Federal Government rejects Iowa Nursing Home Pay Scheme

Federal Government rejects Iowa Nursing Home Pay Scheme

A 2016 Iowa law that attempted to appropriate Medicaid dollars to privately owned nursing homes has been rejected by federal officials.  Opponents to the law welcome the intervention as they say the bill was written entirely by industry lobbyists.

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Leo G. Anderson | May 18, 2018

Minnesota Elder Abuse Yet to Be Discussed in Legislature

Minnesota Elder Abuse Yet to Be Discussed in Legislature

Advocates for elder care reform in Minnesota continue to wait for some discussion or legislation in their State House or Senate. Nationwide, advocates say that there is a crisis of elder abuse...

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Leo G. Anderson | May 18, 2018

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