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Shorter Stays in a SNF Tied to Higher Risk for Hospital Readmission

New York University (NYU) School of Medicine researchers says that high hospital readmission rates indicate that many elderly patients with heart failure may be sent home too soon from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The recent study shows that the risk of hospital readmission among patients with heart failure discharged home after staying at a SNF is high—almost…

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In September, Increasing the Awareness of Preventing Falls

Just days away, thousands of educators, caregivers, health and aging professionals, and older adults across the country focus their efforts on one goal: preventing falls. That’s why thousands of organizations are celebrating Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 23, 2019 This year’s activities will focus on the teamwork needed to prevent falls effectively. Forty-eight states…

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Study Shows Education for Consumers and Physicians Increases Favorability of Palliative Care

Findings from a new opinion research poll, released last month from the Centers to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) confirms that once educated with the correct definition of palliative care, understanding and favorability greatly increase among consumers and physicians.   “All organizations and clinicians must proactively align themselves in defining palliative care correctly,” said Diane E. Meier, MD,…

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Joint Study to Investigate Whether Apple Watch Improves AFib Outcome and Prevents Strokes

Johnson & Johnson announces that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and Apple Inc. will investigate whether a new heart health program using an app from Johnson & Johnson in combination with Apple Watch’s irregular rhythm notifications and ECG app can hasten the diagnosis and improve health outcomes of…

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Study Says Noninvasive Ear-Clip Nerve Stimulation Suppresses AFib

Researchers say they have identified a new approach that could change the way patients are treated for atrial fibrillation (AF).   They report that a randomized clinical trial effectively used nerve stimulation through an ear clip to reduce AF burden and showcases an emerging noninvasive treatment option for patients. AF is considered the most common abnormal heart…

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Biomarkers Help Shape Diuretic use in Treating Acute Heart Failure Patients

According to a presentation at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Adrenomedullin activity predicts which acute heart failure patients (AHFP) are at the greatest risk of death without diuretic treatment post-discharge. “Therapy at discharge often remains unchanged for several weeks and even months in acute heart failure patients,”…

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UHF Reports Put Spotlight on Challenges in Transitioning Patients to Post Hospital Care

Two reports released by the New York-based United Hospital Fund (UHF) charge that hospital patients face substantial challenges when seeking the post-acute care option that can best meet their care needs after major surgery or a serious illness. The reports are the next two installments in UHF’s four-part “Difficult Decisions” series, based on a year-long…

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National Study Says SNF Occupancy Rates on the Increase.

Last month, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) reported that the occupancy in U.S. skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) reached 83.7 percent in the first quarter of 2019, this being the first year-over-year increase since January 2015. NIC’s first quarter 2019 Skilled Nursing Data Report showed increased occupancy in both rural and urban…

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