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Falls led to 27,000 deaths and 7 million injuries in 2014, CDC says

Falls continue to be the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults aged at least 65 years, according Read More >>

National Institute on Aging – Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home

National Institute on Aging Information Center Tips to Keep in Mind If you need to go to a nursing home Read More >>

CMS Issues Rule Against Involuntary Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home Contracts

Commitment to Person-Centered Care for Long-Term Care Facility Residents September 28 By: Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator and Kate Goodrich, M.D., M.H.S., Read More >>

Assisted Living Community Accused of Abuse and Neglect – Ordered to Close

State health care regulators ordered Grace Manor, a Port Orange assisted living facility, to close its doors in the next Read More >>

Danger with Long Term Benzodiazepine Use in the Elderly

Benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Halcion, are commonly prescribed to older adults for insomnia or anxiety, but they Read More >>

Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease in Assisted Living Facilities

Infectious disease outbreaks, particularly of hepatitis B, have been on the rise in assisted living since 2004, and especially since Read More >>

Charleston, SC, Assisted Living Community is Under Investigation

A resident with dementia was able to wander away from the community and was later was found dead. The body Read More >>

Female Nursing Home Residents May Be At Increased Risk for Falls

Female residents of larger residential care facilities who need assistance with at least one activity of daily living are at Read More >>

Preventing Fractures in Nursing Homes

The fracture rate for adults living in long-term care is two to four times that of adults of similar age Read More >>

Assisted Living Residents with Dementia May Receive Too Many Antipsychotics Drugs

Government investigators are calling for greater scrutiny of antipsychotics use among dementia patients in assisted living facilities. Government Accountability Office Read More >>