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October 24, 2016
Dr. Daniel L. Swagerty Jr. has been named professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Wright State University, effective April 1, 2017.
October 14, 2016
A study of elderly patients' end-of-life forms found that 69% had at least one section left blank, and 14% indicated the patient wanted comfort measures only, but also that they wanted be sent to the hospital, receive intravenous fluids, and/or...
October 4, 2016
Physicians' Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments, or POLST, forms often are seen as a way to honor the end-of-life wishes of frail elderly individuals when they no longer can speak for themselves. A study published last week in the Journal of the...
September 29, 2016
The landscape of long term care policy is changing and senior living leaders would be well served to continue to lean in on the issues to shape the debates and steer the industry’s future, said panelists at Argentum’s Public Policy Institute on...
September 28, 2016
In recent years, Physicians’ Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (POLST) forms have been seen as an important way to honor the end-of-life wishes of frail elderly or terminally ill patients who cannot speak for themselves. But while the goal of...
September 21, 2016
UPMC Enterprises announced a new upstart focused on preventing nursing home patients from needing to go a hospital emergency room. Named Curavi Health, the emerging company has proprietary CuraviCare software, which facilitates interaction between...
September 20, 2016
The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Sid E. Clevinger, MD, Family Practitioner, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Clevinger is a...
September 13, 2016
Who is providing the predominant care for older adults with dementia? A primary care clinician most often serves as the predominant source of care for Medicare beneficiaries with cognitive decline, but once people move into a long-term care facility...
September 12, 2016
By 2050, an estimated 13.8% of the US population will be living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 34% increase in demand for nurse practitioners from 2012 to 2022, and a need for 36,000...
September 11, 2016
Society Board Member Kevin O'Neil, MD, CMD, is leaving his post as Chief Medical Officer at Brookdale Senior Living for Ascension Senior Living, where he will hild the same title, effective October 31.