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What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Families of nursing home residents are more likely to be satisfied with facilities that have higher staffing levels and are nonprofits, a new study finds. “The findings show that facility-level factors associated with higher family satisfaction are rather similar to the ones we already know predict resident satisfaction as well,”

15 Exercises Anyone Can Do at Home With Resistance Bands

Let’s face it. Sometimes, the idea of going to the gym and lifting weights doesn’t sound appealing. But what if you want to exercise and stay fit, just not at the gym? We have two words for you: resistance bands.  Resistance bands, or exercise bands, are elastic bands that come in a variety of sizes,

9 foods to help lower blood sugar at home

One way to control blood sugar is to eat a healthful diet. Generally, foods and drinks that the body absorbs slowly are best because they do not cause spikes and dips in blood sugar. The glycemic index (GI) measures the effects of specific foods on blood sugar levels. People looking to control their levels should

Finding one’s way home

The otic placode gives rise to the inner ear in vertebrates. A new study shows that even when it is transplanted to ectopic positions, the nerve cells that grow out of the transplanted ear can form functional connections in the brain. In vertebrates, the inner ear develops from the otic placode, a group of cells

15 Creative Ice Cream Flavors You Can Make at Home

Summer is half-dedicated to being out in the blazing sun soaking up the rays while they’re available and half about finding ways to cool off so you don’t melt into a puddle during those sweltering days.  Ice cream plays a crucial role in our cool-down plan of action, and while we promise we’ve done our

Nursing home residents with advanced dementia have lower mortality rate with hip surgery

Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute for Aging Research and Brown University have conducted the first study to examine outcomes in nursing home residents with advanced dementia and hip fracture. They discovered that advanced dementia residents have a lower mortality rate after 6 months, if they undergo surgical repair. Those advanced dementia patients managed with surgery

Home gym: the benefits of a cross-country ski machine

(HealthDay)—When it comes to both fun and efficiency, cross-country skiing is an exhilarating, high-calorie burner. It’s a lot less expensive than downhill skiing—all you need are the skis and a flat, snowy trail. But you can get the same benefits any time of year with a home Nordic or cross-country ski machine when you work