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This video game can detect early stages of Alzheimer’s better than medical tests, researchers say

CNN (04/27/2019) – Just a few minutes of playing a certain video game could help identify the earliest stages of Alzheimer's in ways existing medical tests can't, researchers have found. Full story »

Nursing home employee accused of stealing, using EBT card

WAFB9 (04/27/2019) – BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A woman in Baton Rouge is accused of stealing and making unauthorized purchases with an EBT card. Full story »

CMS nursing home star ratings overhaul sees 37% of skilled nursing facilities losing 1 or more stars

Healthcare Finance (04/25/2019) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week released a major overhaul to the 5-star rating program for Nursing Home Compare that has resulted in an estimated 37 percent of skilled nursing facilities losing one or more stars. Full story »

36% of skilled nursing facilities see star-rating declines after CMS changes take effect

Skilled Nursing News (04/24/2019) – Roughly 36% of skilled nursing facilities saw a drop in their overall star ratings after planned changes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Nursing Home Compare system took effect on Wednesday. Full story »

Nursing home that killed man charging family for his bill

New York Post (04/21/2019) – First a Long Island nursing home killed an elderly man — and now it’s suing his family over his outstanding bill. Full story »

Death of nursing home patient ruled a homicide

News4Jax (04/18/2019) – The death of a nursing home patient has been ruled a homicide, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. Full story »

Age-related memory decline reversed with magnetic pulses to the brain

New Atlas (04/17/2019) – Researchers at Northwestern University have used a non-invasive form of magnetic brain stimulation to improve the memory of older adults. After just five short sessions the older adults scored as well as a younger cohort on a variety of memory tasks. Full story »

Making smarter decisions about where to recover after hospitalization

Medical Xpress (04/16/2019) – Every year, nearly 2 million people on Medicare—most of them older adults—go to a skilled nursing facility to recover after a hospitalization. But choosing the facility can be daunting, according to an emerging body of research. Full story »