Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Rural patients with Alzheimer disease have shorter survival

(HealthDay)—Rural Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer disease and related dementia (ADRD) spend more time in nursing homes, receive less home health care, and have shorter survival than their urban counterparts, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Poor ventilation may be adding to nursing homes' COVID-19 risks

Over 2,000 active cases of COVID-19 and 245 resident deaths as of August 19 have been linked to aged care homes in Victoria, spread across over 120 facilities. The St Basil's cluster alone now involves 191 cases. In New ...

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Nursing home

A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU), or rest home provides a type of care of residents: it is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living. Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Eligible adults 18 or older can stay in a skilled nursing facility to receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness.

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