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May 1, 2017

Caring for the Ages Editor in Chief Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, talks about technology that can help keep seniors safe and engaged.

May 1, 2017

A recent amendment proposed by Florida state Sen. Oscar Braynon would adjust Medicaid payments to nursing homes, as part of the Senate’s proposed payment system currently included in its budget proposal.

May 1, 2017

Community-dwelling individuals with Alzheimer’s disease who received benzodiazepines were more likely to develop pneumonia, according to results from a Finnish study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

May 1, 2017

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has achieved the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level, a leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability presented by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. Only some 5% of the 32,000 nonprofits listed in GuideStar have achieved...

May 1, 2017

A core group of late-life risk factors are associated with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, and mortality after 6 years, according to a longitudinal study in Sydney, Australia.

May 1, 2017

Coexisting severe frailty and malnutrition were found to be common among the oldest old in nursing homes, and were associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality at 1 year, according to a small prospective Japanese study.

May 1, 2017

Research conducted thus far on frailty and nutrition suggests a “moderate to strong relationship” between frailty and dietary factors — namely, protein intake and the intake of specific micronutrients — according to a recently published narrative review.

May 1, 2017

Payments to health care providers under the Medicare program are subject to potential repayment or recoupment via the review processes that protect the fiscal integrity of the Medicare program. When the review process demands repayment from a provider for Medicare Part A or Part B claims, a multistage, uniform Medicare Part A and Part B process...

May 1, 2017

The word “resilience” comes from the Latin word salire, which means to spring up, and the word resilire, which means to spring back. Resilience is defined as the ability to spring back or recover from a physical, emotional, financial, or social challenge. If you are resilient, you are better able to respond to the changes and challenges that...

May 1, 2017

An evolving taxonomy of health in older people predicated not on specific medical diagnoses but upon a more integrated portrait of the patient’s overall health — including mental status, sensory and physical function, and previous history of falls and fractures — would help long-term care facilities deliver better care and result in improved...