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August 18, 2017
After years of criticism, nursing homes have curbed administering antipsychotics, but some providers are questioning whether the across-the-board cuts are preventing some seniors from getting needed medications.
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...
August 14, 2017
The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear, said Dr. Karl Steinberg. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR. But when Steinberg, a palliative care physician,...
August 2, 2017
Emergencies and disasters involving senior residents are always frightening and dangerous. But in situations where sheltering in place is a valid option, not evacuating may be the safer choice, new research suggests. A new literature review...
August 1, 2017
While it's no surprise that frail seniors in post-acute and long-term care settings are a high-risk group during emergency evacuation, the mortality risk remains high for up to 6 months afterward, researchers found in a systematic review.
July 31, 2017
Because broad-based vetting standards for nursing homes are few and far between, practices can vary depending on a facility’s size, financial position (e.g., for profit, not-for-profit), affiliation (e.g., independent, hospital-based, member of a...
July 28, 2017
Val J. Halamandaris, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, died Tuesday following a long illness, according to the group.
July 26, 2017
Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, will succeed John E. Morley, MB, BCh, as the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine , or JAMDA .
July 19, 2017
An international group of experts from 13 nations has published a new set of clinical practice guideline recommendations for the management of frailty. The recommendations highlight the need to provide evidence-based information to providers, to...
July 17, 2017
Sheryl Zimmerman, the School of Social Work’s associate dean for research and faculty development and a national leader in assisted living and long-term care research, has been named co-editor of JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...