As reported by Elizabeth Leis Newman at McKnight.com The Polisher Researcher Institute of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life developed a new tool called the Match-Quality Indicator in order to help residents maximize their activities based on preferences. The project won it the Gold Award in the High Tech/High Touch category of the McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. Match-QI “really reflects the collaborative research at its best,” said Kimberly Van Haitsma, Ph.D., vice president of the institute. “It reflects everyone’s voice.” The system uses an Access database system to ...
October 5, 2014Lilly Iglesias
As reported by Elizabeth Leis Newman at McKnights.com A skilled nursing facility that sits on a Native American reservation has taken Gold in the Dignity category for the third annual McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards. Archie Hendricks Sr. Skilled Nursing Facility, located on the Tohono O’odham Reservation in southern Arizona, created a television station to help residents “feel part of the nursing home community and their native community,” according to William Olivares, IT technician ...
October 2, 2014Lilly Iglesias
As reported by Bloomberg.com on Sep 22, 2014 Juanita Jackson died in July 2003, five weeks after she was removed from a Florida nursing home where her family said continual neglect led to multiple bedsores, malnutrition and a fall that injured her head. Trying to collect a $110 million verdict against two nursing home companies has led her family on a four-year odyssey through a maze of private-equity firms and shell companies to a bankruptcy court trial that began today. A corporate structure designed to transfer liabilities from the nursing home ...
October 1, 2014Lilly Iglesias
Jury sends message to Nursing Home A Massachusetts jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a nursing home resident who died due to a pressure ulcer, dehydration and other conditions linked to negligent care, according to local news reports. The majority of the award — $12.5 million — is for punitive damages. Superior Court Judge Peter B. Krupp told the jury that punitive damages could be awarded to send a message to the nursing home industry as a whole, the Boston Globe reported Thursday....
September 8, 2014Nestor Rentas
By Michael Schuerman Do you often get board of your cardiovascular routines? In all my years as fitness professional I’ve never come across a person who is dying to get on the treadmill for an hour or more. Unless of course it’s the casual reader who get’s their book time in at the gym. There is a reason the once loved piece of cardio equipment has ...
September 8, 2014Nestor Rentas
Pressure ulcers are localized areas of tissue damage or necrosis that develop because of pressure over a bony prominence. They have previously been called pressure sores, bedsores, and decubitus ulcers, terms that imply that only bed-bound, nonambulatory patients develop pressure ulcers. It is important to recognize that patients who are ambulatory can also develop pressure ulcers, although reduced mobility is still a major risk factor. ...
August 14, 2014Nestor Rentas