SNFs Improve Outcomes for Trauma Patients

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News recently reported on a new research study at the University of Washington measuring the outcomes of patients who were discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). According to researchers, when hospitals discharge trauma or post-surgery patients to SNFs with lower ratios of nurses to beds, the patients…



2018 Medicare Premiums and You

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the new Medicare premiums for 2018. Although there is no change in the premium for Medicare Part B in 2018, which is $134 per month, millions of individuals who receive Social Security benefits will end up with much higher Part…



Steps to Avoiding Dog Bites

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that there are 4.5 million dog bites each year, and one out of every five bites becomes infected. Many Americans have family dogs, which makes totally avoiding dogs next to impossible. In fact, more than half of all dog bites occur at home…



Protecting Yourself From a Bike Accident

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, bike accidents are all too common in the state of Wisconsin, especially in the warmer summer months. In 2015, one bicyclist was injured or killed every 9.7 hours. There were 1,000 crashes involving bicyclists in 2015, which resulted in the deaths of 15…




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