A new study reports that older adults who eat a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish, and poultry may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Dark leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and oil-and-vinegar dressings were cited specifically.
From 1999 to 2006, the amount of positron emission tomography (PET) tests for elderly cancer patients increased by more than one-third each year, with scans for Medicare patients growing by an annual average of 39.5% to 53.6% (depending on the cancer type), according to a Duke University study.
An important protocol for administrators to target is establishing a safety committee. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends such a committee and advises that it should meet at least monthly.
The April 22 SNF Open Door Forum (ODF) was a quick one, with CMS officials only making two announcements before moving to the question and answer portion of the call.