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The Seizures in the Long-Term Care Setting manual is intended to help the interdisciplinary team in the post-acute and long-term care facility to: Become aware of the prevalence of seizures in the PA/LTC population Identify the signs and symptoms of...
Professionals caring for frail older adults understand that the percentage of patients dying in hospitals is decreasing while the percentage of patients dying at home or in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) facilities is increasing. Patients...
A wealth of epidemiological evidence demonstrates that the oral health status of post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) patients is poor and that the oral care provided in the PA/LTC setting can be greatly improved. An equally abundant body of...
Vaccination of health care workers against influenza has been shown to protect patients by potentially reducing illness and by decreasing mortality by as much as 40%, independent of patient vaccination status. Unfortunately, health care worker...
Take the lead in initiating and implementing activities to address and prevent influenza and pneumococcal disease in LTC facilities. With this tool kit, you’ll: Learn how to boost vaccination compliance among both residents and staff; Find out what...
Constipation and diarrhea are common problems in the post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) setting. Up to 80% of patients are affected. Chronic constipation has been shown to affect both overall psychological well being and quality of life...
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a serious health problem, the most common arrhythmia requiring hospital admission, and is associated with an increase in mortality. Because the prevalence of AF increases steadily with age, the number of patients in the...
Antithrombotic therapy represents the mainstay of treatment and preventive measures in patients with atherothrombotic diseases. Both the incidence and prevalence of these diseases increase with age. Patients residing in the post-acute and long-term...
Anemia is a common problem in the post-acute and long-term care setting (PA/LTC) and can be associated with increased morbidity and reduced quality of life. Anemia is associated with increased disability, decreased physical performance, decreased...
AMDA has created a revolutionary set of easy-to-implement tools, called the Assisted Living Series. The series is used to assist caregivers in keeping older adults in the comfort and support of their surroundings, extending their personal life...