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Florida Unsafe?

Law enforcement in Florida investigate the deaths of residents of Waterman Village, a retirement community that includes independent living homes and nursing facilities.

FDA and Alzheimer’s Medications

Leqembi Leqembi is a monoclonal antibody that targets the brain’s amyloid plaques. These plaques contribute to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The Food and Drug Administration approved the experimental Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi (lecanemab-irmb) for clinical use in patients with early disease. It is recommended for patients in the early stages of dementia and is delivered

Cost of Health Care

Total expenditures for nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) fell last year. Nursing care facility and CCRC expenditures rang in at $181.3 billion last year, compared with $196.9 billion in 2020. Between 2019 and 2020, expenditures in this sector had grown by 13.1%. While nursing care facilities and CCRCs received fewer dollars

Iowa’s Labor Shortage

Unsafe Staffing The nursing home industry has argued that unsafe staffing is a result of a labor shortage. Somehow, they argue, no one is available to work at long term care facilities.  The latest government data showed that 2022 was the second-best year on record in terms of raw job growth, behind only 2021. The Iowa

Tragic and Preventable

Cleveland ABC news reported the tragic death of a long term care resident. Frances Washington was found dead outside of Forest Hills Place, an assisted living facility. Where was the supervision? 3News confirmed that the Cleveland Heights Fire Department responded to the scene. At about 8:20 a.m. a Cleveland Heights Fire Department squad was driving

How to Choose a Home?

According to a recent study by Genworth Financial, the median cost of nursing home care in the United States was $8,910 per month for a private room and $7,800 per month for a semi-private room in 2021. These costs are significantly higher than your average mortgage or credit card bills and they can be a hefty

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