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Nursing home employees indicted for involuntary manslaughter after patient’s death from bedsores

McKnight's (02/19/2019) – The Ohio attorney general has indicted seven former Columbus nursing facility workers on dozens of charges following a patient’s 2017 death from bedsores. Full story »

Depression may speed brain aging, early research suggests

CBS News (02/15/2019) – Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some worrisome clues. Full story »

Suit filed against Ohio nursing home after resident wandered away, froze to death

Dispatch (02/12/2019) – A lawsuit has been filed by the family of a man who wandered away from Glenwood Care and Rehabilitation before he was found frozen to death next to a dumpster. Full story »

An Alzheimer’s epidemic is coming. Here’s how to prepare

Los Angeles Times (02/11/2019) – Mention the words “women’s health,” and Alzheimer’s disease may not immediately come to mind. It should. Full story »

Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer’s

Medical News Today (02/07/2019) – It is still unclear exactly what causes Alzheimer's disease, which is a neurodegenerative condition chiefly characterized by memory loss and other forms of cognitive impairment. However, new research is uncovering more of the factors that contribute to its pathology. Full story »

Doctor, nursing facility under fire for kickback scheme

Myrtle Beach Online (02/06/2019) – An orthopedic surgeon, a nursing facility and several health care executives will pay $1.5 million to settle federal allegations of a kickback scheme involving Medicare and TRICARE patients. Full story »

No charges for administrator of flooded Texas nursing home

U.S. News & World Report (02/05/2019) – A grand jury has decided not to indict the administrator of a Southeast Texas nursing home where police found 74 senior citizens living in floodwaters during Tropical Storm Harvey. Full story »

CMS hints at ‘calling out’ nursing homes over quality problems

Skilled Nursing News (02/03/2019) – A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official last week suggested that the public would benefit from more information about resident safety at nursing homes — including the explicit identification of bad actors. Full story »