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Sapovirus discovered in nursing homes
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Norovirus infections have hit hard in nursing homes recently, but new research suggests a related virus is also causing big problems.  Sapovirus has been identified by health researchers in Oregon: it may be more common than previously thought and it’s on the rise in nursing homes and long-term care centers. A new study shows 66 […]

Norovirus hits Oregon nursing homes
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

An Ashland, Oregon nursing home has reported a suspected outbreak of norovirus among staff and residents. Linda Vista in Jackson County has notified the Oregon Department of Health, but is downplaying the incident, according to Ashland Daily Tidings. Clatsop County’s Public Health Department is also investigating claims of norovirus in local elder care facilities. Norovirus […]

New Option in Nursing Home Care
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The New York Times has spotlighted an interesting movement in long-term care: The Green House concept, which aims to reinvent the traditional nursing home care model in a smaller, more personalized, home-like setting.  According to the AARP, in the Green House model each of the 10 to 12 residents has a private bathroom and bedroom […]

Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Not all elder abuse is physical: older people can be exploited financially, psychologically and emotionally. A report issued earlier this year by the Government Accountability Office found that elder abuse is on the rise, and elder protective service agencies across the country are often not equipped to handle a growing number of elder abuse cases. The […]