Facts and free resources for preventing the flu in long-term care

Impacts of the flu on seniors ages 65 years and older range from an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and bacterial lung infection (i.e. bronchitis or pneumonia), as well as a negative impact on ability to function independently. Due to these increased risks, it is unlikely that a senior infected with the flu will regain his or her level of health prior to infection. Effects of the illness may even prove fatal.
Fortunately, there is …

Scientists are able to completely reverse Alzheimer’s in mice

By slowly reducing levels of the enzyme BACE1 in mice as they age, scientists at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio discovered that the formation of amyloid plaques on the brain (bits of protein build up that are believed to be at the root of Alzheimer’s disease) were either prevented or reversed. The study was published on February 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
BACE1 is a protein that forms naturally in the brain and helps …

HHS budget proposal calls for “a new future for Medicaid”

In their budget proposal released earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shared their plans for healthcare reform, including a reversal of what the agency refers to as “the effects of the status quo’s Washington-centered, one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare.”
The plan goes on to state its support for a repeal of Obamacare and its goal to “replace the law with flexibility for states to create a free and open healthcare market tailored …

Training strategies to help the business office overcome common collections challenges

There are strategies you can implement to help overcome common collections challenges. Becky Ziviski, CEO of Profit Without Census, knows—because she’s been there. As a licensed nursing home administrator and certified public accountant, she not only understands the nuances of being an effective leader in long-term care, but she also has a laundry list of evidence-based tips and tricks for helping facilities save tens of thousands of dollars.
Ziviski offers several approaches that you can start …