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Louisiana is one of hardest-hit states as flu season grips South, NYC
January 13, 2011

Flu season's arrived with lots of coughing and fever in the South and New York City, and it's sure to spread to the rest of the country. The good news: There's still plenty of vaccine for procrastinators.

http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/2011/01/louisiana_is_one_of_hardest-hi.html

 
The Changing Demography of Nursing Homes
Brian Garavaglia
December 23, 2010 

Over the past 10 years the part of the nursing home population that is growing the quickest are those who are young and middle-aged adults. Yes, this is a major demographic shift in the traditional nursing home population. Nursing homes have built their reputation on supporting an older adult population.However, today the fastest growing part of the nursing home population is those who are much younger than the traditional stereotypes of nursing home residents.

In examining data from the Department of Health and Human Services, the findings have found that 14 percent of the current nursing home population is made up of those individuals between the ages of 31 and 64. Furthermore, it has increased 10 percent over the last 10 years.This is a very important trend for those professionals who work with the long-term care population.

http://community.advanceweb.com/blogs/ltc_2/archive/2010/12/23/the-changing-demography-of-nursing-homes.aspx

 
What MDS 3.0 Will Mean for Nursing Home Providers
Liza Berger
October 01, 2010
 
A brief rundown of the differences between this quality instrument (MDS 3.0) and its predecessor, MDS 2.0. (Please see your MDS coordinator for more details).
 

 

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