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Concentration of U.S. nursing home ownership
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Nursing home technology updates
Robots. Sensors. Surveillance. Electronic charting. Learn how the latest technologies are changing nursing homes. Read More...>>
2013 median annual rate for private U.S. nursing home room: $84,000
"In 2013 the median annual rate for a private nursing home room climbed to $83,950, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This means that Americans can expect to pay approximately $16,425 more per year today for a nursing home than they had to pay in 2008."
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Nursing home crime news
Advocates say: ‘Protect the elderly from dangerous bed rails’
"No medical device or consumer product should kill or injure those who use it."
U.S. program targets antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes
"According to CMS, overuse of antipsychotic drugs in nursing home patients suffering from dementia is a significant problem. CMS statistics indicate that in 2010, more than 17 percent of nursing home patients had daily doses exceeding recommended levels."
Medicare paid $5.1B for substandard nursing home care, federal report finds
Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013 introduced in Congress
New tool: The Nursing Home Inspect database
"Having the reports searchable online will help identify problematic trends and encourage homes to make needed fixes faster, advocates say."
“The louder our voice, the stronger our advocacy.”
Study: U.S. nursing home closings hit poor neighborhoods hardest
Study: Information technology poses no harm to nursing home residents
ECNMag.com reports: “The federal government is pushing doctors and hospitals to convert to electronic medical records by 2015, touting reductions in costs, increased patient safety and greater efficiencies in the U.S. health care system.” Read More…>>
“Cornell gerontologists, led by Karl Pillemer, the Hazel E. Reed Professor of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology, have produced the first study to examine how nursing home residents perceive electronic health information technology.”Published on July 1, 2011 · Filed under: TECHNOLOGY;