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June 1, 2017
June 1, 2017

This article reports the findings of a survey on end-of-life (EOL) care in nursing homes of 18 long-term care experts across 15 countries. The experts were chosen as a convenience-based sample of known experts in each country. The survey was administered in 2016 and included both open-ended responses for defining hospice care, palliative care,...

June 1, 2017

Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.—Donald Trump

June 1, 2017

The burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in post-acute/long-term care (PA/LTC) settings is high, and many patients do not receive guideline-recommended care.

June 1, 2017

Much interest has been focused on interventions for treating sarcopenia; however, the effects have gained little evidence.

June 1, 2017

Although the older population is increasing worldwide, there is a marked deficit in the number of persons trained in geriatrics. It is now recognized that early detection and treatment of geriatric syndromes (frailty, sarcopenia, anorexia of aging, and cognitive decline) will delay or avert the development of disability.

June 1, 2017

Femoral fractures are frequently consequences of falls in nursing homes and are associated with considerable costs and unfavorable outcomes such as immobility and mortality. The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term effectiveness of a multifactorial fall and fracture prevention program in nursing homes in terms of reducing femoral...

June 1, 2017

Grip strength has been linked to risk of adverse health outcomes. This study aimed to quantitatively assess the associations between grip strength and risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer in community-dwelling populations.

June 1, 2017

Demographic trends show absolute and relative increases of older persons worldwide. It has been estimated that 7.7% and 1.6% of the world population are today older than 65 and 80 years, respectively.1 High-income countries will need to adapt their health care systems to meet the challenges arising from population aging.

June 1, 2017

The Society Membership Committee and its chair, Rajeev Kumar, MD, CMD, had an epiphany about how to bring new people into the organization. “Our members are our biggest advocates,” said Dr. Kumar. “So who is better than them to recruit their colleagues and friends to join the organization?” The result of this realization is a new membership...