THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 — For patients with heart failure discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) and then home, the risk for readmission is highest during the first two days at home and is attenuated with a longer SNF length of stay, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal […]Continue Reading ...
[UPDATED on April 2] Older adults and their families often wonder: Where’s the best place to recover after a hip or knee replacement — at home or in a rehabilitation facility? Increasingly, the answer appears to be home if the procedure is elective, friends and family are available to help and someone doesn’t have serious […]Continue Reading ...
The Trump administration’s decision to alter the way it punishes nursing homes has resulted in lower fines against many facilities found to have endangered or injured residents. The average fine dropped to $28,405 under the current administration, down from $41,260 in 2016, President Barack Obama’s final year in office, federal records show. The decrease in […]Continue Reading ...
New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs. There has been increasing concern over declining human male fertility in recent decades with studies showing a 50% global reduction in […]Continue Reading ...
Medically high-risk patients and communication breakdowns between providers contribute to the difficulty of medication management for older adults receiving home health care, finds a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The findings are published in the journal Medical Care Research and Review. “Our study suggests that medication management coordinated from […]Continue Reading ...
Meera Sheffrin, MD, practically gushes, in a good way, when discussing her current focus — the Stanford Home-Based Senior Care clinic where she is the medical director. When I first met her, she had just moved into her own office, an exciting transition for an up-and-coming academic physician. We chatted about her start in science, her […]Continue Reading ...
A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes. The Robot Activity Support System, or RAS, uses sensors embedded in a WSU smart home to determine where its residents are, what they are doing and when they need assistance with daily […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Home Monitoring of Lung Function Feasible in Teens With Duchenne MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 — In adolescent patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), use of a handheld device (HHD) to assess pulmonary function at home is feasible and provides reliable data, according to an analysis recently published in the Journal of Neuromuscular […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers A new 21-year longitudinal study identified multiple risk factors related to the family and home environment associated with the timing and faster increase in body mass increase (BMI), ultimately leading to overweight or obesity in adulthood. The effects of the home and family characteristics on BMI can emerge as […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has found that chemical and environmental contaminants at home and diet could be responsible for decreasing fertility of the men and the domestic pet dogs living in the house. The results of the new study were published in the latest issue of the journal Scientific Reports. Image Credit: Gladskikh Tatiana / Shutterstock […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Rate of Opioid Rx Stable After Pediatric Outpatient Surgery WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 — From 2013 to 2017, the rate of receiving a take-home opioid prescription remained stable after pediatric outpatient surgery as did the dose prescribed, but the maximum take-home dose declined, according to a study recently published in Pain Medicine. […]Continue Reading ...
CU Anschutz researchers say this can lead to potentially deadly medical errors A survey of Colorado home health care clinicians (HHCs) revealed that 60 percent said they had not received enough information to guide patient treatment while 52 percent said patients often had unrealistic expectations of the kind of care they would receive. The study, […]Continue Reading ...
A new 21-year longitudinal study identified multiple risk factors related to the family and home environment associated with the timing and faster increase in body mass increase (BMI), ultimately leading to overweight or obesity in adulthood. The effects of the home and family characteristics on BMI can emerge as early as age 5, according to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Short home videos can be used to diagnose autism in children, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The research, which will be published online Nov. 27 in PLOS Medicine, expands on a 2014 feasibility study on the topic by the same researchers. In the new […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Home Oxygen Users Experience Problems Related to Equipment WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — Home oxygen users often experience problems related to their oxygen equipment that may impact their quality of life, according to a report published in the December issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Susan S. Jacobs, R.N., […]Continue Reading ...
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