Assisted Living Residents With Dementia Prone To Abusing Others, Study Finds
Assisted living residents who abuse other residents or staff are likely to have dementia or severe mental illness, afflictions that pose unappreciated risks in facilities occupied by vulnerable elderly adults, a new study reported. (Rachel Bluth/Kaiser Health News)

Federal Officials Seek To Stop Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents
Federal health regulators have announced plans to crack down on nursing home employees who take demeaning photographs and videos of residents and post them on social media. (Charles Ornstein, Jessica Huseman/NPR Shots)

Training for In-Home Caregivers Cuts Hospitalization Rates
When in-home caregivers participate in intensive training, their patients are less likely to go to the emergency room or be hospitalized, according to a recent case study conducted in California. (Kourtney Liepelt/Home Health Care News)

New Medicare Law to Notify Patients of Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage
While under observation, patients can be liable for substantial hospital bills, and Medicare will not pay for subsequent nursing home care unless a person has spent three consecutive days in the hospital as an inpatient. (Robert Pear/New York Times)

Syncing Up Drug Refills: A Way To Get Patients To Take Their Medicine
Close to half of people with chronic conditions don’t take their medications as directed by their doctors. This noncompliance costs the health care system hundreds of billions of dollars. (Shefali Luthra/Kaiser Health News)