Tag: nursing homes

Dialysis In Nursing Homes

More and more people in the U.S have been experiencing kidney failure. In 2018, 768,000 Americans were living with ESRD, or end-stage renal disease. Most of the patients living with ESRD are seniors, 80% being over the age of 65. The most common treatment is dialysis, which mainly occurs in a medical setting, outside a patient’s home. When ESRD affects a mobility-challenged senior, it can make going daily extremely challenging. …
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Why Nursing Homes Need Telemedicine

Nursing home patients are the ones who need telemedicine the most. Post-acute nursing home patients who don’t see a physician or practised nurse are twice as likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days. Residents have to wait a long time to get admitted to a doctor. On average, patients wait 3.2 days to see a physician. In rural areas, that number jumps to 8.1 days. Many health issues …
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Cleanliness: the Future of Nursing Homes

Whether you or your loved one needs a nursing home, one of the first places that you’re going to plan out your due diligence is online.  You’ll likely Google a nursing home facility, and one of the most important things you’ll check out are the ratings given on such areas such as Google My Business and Yelp.  On Yelp the 3rd most mentioned topic after staff attitude and responsiveness is…cleanliness. …
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The Future of the Nursing Home Economy

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the necessity of quality nursing home care for senior citizens. While 25% of US coronavirus deaths occurred in nursing homes, the quality of the institution caused results to vary dramatically. As of September 2020, 4-5 star nursing homes had 94% lower risk of infection than their 1 star peers. When the pandemic ends, those disparities will remain. As the population of America ages, nursing homes …
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