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iPad 2 Linked with Improved Memory and Socialization Skills in Dementia Patients at Nursing Homes

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In a “happy accident,” one Orange County, Florida, nursing home facility has found that the iPad 2 is helping dementia residents reclaim some of their memory, motor, and social skills. Although devices that monitor movements, habits and temperature have been used in nursing homes for years, the iPad is one of the first high-tech devices…

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Trucking Industry Lobbies Harder for Dangerous Trucking Legislation

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The American Trucking Associations spent nearly $400,000 lobbying the United States federal government from April 2011 to June 2011. Increasing its three-month lobbying budget by nearly $100,000, the ATA used its considerable bulk to pressure the federal government to support unsafe, and even deadly, trucking legislation that as an experienced truck accident attorney I believe…

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Proposed Legislation Would Allow Nursing Home Staff to Administer Painkillers without Prescriptions

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Newly proposed legislation could soon allow nurses in nursing homes to administer controlled substance painkillers to residents when acting on a physician’s verbal orders. The legislation comes despite increasing numbers of nursing home residents who have been killed because of poorly administered, or over-administered, painkillers. (more…)

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Preventing Falls in Nursing Homes

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Each year, it is estimated that 1 out of 3 adults ages 65 and older falls. Falls are the leading cause of injuries that result in death. In nursing home residents, falls are the leading cause of injury. Even when the fall does not result in injury, most elderly people who fall develop an acute…

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Illegal Nursing Home Evictions on the Rise

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In an illegal, but growing, new trend, nursing home residents are returning from emergency hospital stays only to find that they are denied re-admittance into their long-term care nursing home facility. Left homeless, many are then forced to seek attorney representation and wait in the hospital until a new placement can be found. This often…

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