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Nursing Home Care May Lag when It Comes to Medicare Dollars

I've been doing a bit of research on this topic for our new 6-unit course on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias and for another recently published course called Stroke: Emergency Care and Rehabilitation. The number of people living in long-term care beds at nursing homes (usually paid by Medicaid) has been slightly declining over the last 10 years. Nursing homes realized a long time ago that they make more money on short-stay rehab patients than on caring for long-term residents. After all, ursing homes are big business.

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Antipsychotics Overuse and Abuse in Nursing Homes

Prescription for abuse--antipsychotic medications are often used off-label to control unwanted behaviors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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Dementia Care: Common Sense Guidelines

People who have Alzheimer’s or other dementias are themselves our best teachers about their needs and level of care. This course presents fifteen common sense guidelines based on what these individuals taught the author, Stephanie Zeman, over the twenty years she has worked as a dementia care nurse. The course is based on the book entitled Kisses for Elizabeth: A Common Sense Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia (2012).

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Shake-Up on Opium Island

Most of the raw material for the opiates prescribed in medical practice come from Tasmania.

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Unusual "meta" peer review process

Using Crowd Sourcing to Review Courses before Publication

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