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September 14, 2017
"Frail ... residents are adversely affected by hurricane disasters," concluded a 2012 study in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. "While there is significant increased morbidity and mortality related to exposure, there is added...
September 11, 2017
As Hurricane Irma made its destructive way up the Florida peninsula, some of the state’s most fragile and vulnerable residents are staying put to ride out the winds, rain and flooding. And experts say it’s often the right thing to do.
September 11, 2017
As the United States faces the worst opioid epidemic in history, with prescription drug use reaching peak levels, more evidence continues to show that cannabis is a safe alternative to potentially dangerous or lethal pharmaceuticals. “The potential...
September 8, 2017
“The potential for addiction and health risks associated with using multiple scheduled drugs places additional direct monetary and health costs on patients and healthcare systems due to an increased number of side effects, risky drug interactions,...
September 4, 2017
Japan has been the birthplace of many gadgets and technological advancements. Take ‘Paro’ the robotic seal for example, the subject of peer-reviewed studies, now on trial at Fingal Haven. Paro responds to touch, temperature and voice cues, with...
September 2, 2017
While there is concern about high glycemic dietary load and overnutrition in our general population, there is also interest in understanding undernutrition among older people (New centre in Singapore to conduct Asia's largest study on undernutrition...
August 30, 2017
While many post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) facilities use animals such as dogs and cats to help improve mood and manage dementia symptoms in residents, it isn’t always practical to have live animals onsite. A new open-access study in the...
August 30, 2017
On a recent Friday at the Balfour Riverfront Park senior living facility in downtown Denver, an unusual event took place among the day’s regular activities. In between scrapbooking at the Sky Bar and water walking in the Pompeii Pool, the facility...
August 29, 2017
Ensuring that patients’ wishes about their care are respected has long been a priority for post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) practitioners. “ Standardizing Protection of Patients' Rights From POLST to MOELI (Medical Orders for End-of-Life...
August 18, 2017
An a soon-to-be published article in the *Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, *University of New Mexico researchers, in collaboration with Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque, followed patients who enrolled...