Diabetes Overtreatment Common in Nursing Homes as White House Focuses Efforts on Unnecessary Meds

While the Biden administration’s overprescription reform in nursing homes focuses mostly on antipsychotics, research has found that other disease treatments – including medication for type 2 diabetes – are overprescribed as well. About 40% of nursing home residents with type 2 diabetes were either overtreated or potentially overtreated, according to results published in the Journal […]

Remote Monitoring Could Reduce SNF Admission, Other Long-Term Health Costs

Passive remote patient monitoring (PRPM) has already been proven feasible and easy to use in the senior care industry through multiple studies. And now, evidence from a pilot study conducted in Massachusetts is quantifying the technology’s ability to cut skilled nursing admissions and costs. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found that […]