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June 1, 2017

For patients who have experienced a hip fracture, use of a bisphosphonate can decrease the risk of a subsequent one, according to a nationwide retrospective cohort study in Sweden.

June 1, 2017

Nursing home residents — especially those with dementia — who had do-not-hospitalize orders had significantly fewer hospital admissions, a cross-sectional analysis of nursing home residents has shown.

June 1, 2017

Caring Editorial Board member Jeanne Manzi, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, discusses the importance of adhering with medication prescriptions.

June 1, 2017

After a review of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of the connections between atrial fibrillation (AF) and type 2 diabetes, a team of researchers led by Anna Plitt, MD, of Mount Sinai Hospital, has concluded that many high-risk patients with both conditions may benefit from treatment with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs...

June 1, 2017

A goals of care (GOC) intervention designed to improve the quality of communication and palliative care for long-stay nursing home residents with advanced dementia proved effective in a randomized clinical trial of 302 dyads of residents and their family decision-makers in 22 nursing homes.

June 1, 2017

In 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a booklet, intended for institutions across the continuum, called “Discharge Planning” (http://go.cms.gov/1k6GvDN). The booklet proposed that one of the “musts” for implementation of an appropriate discharge plan included “necessary...

June 1, 2017

The world of long-term care medicine changed, quietly, on the afternoon of March 18, 2017. That was the day the first functioning long-term care accountable care organization (ACO) was described in public.

June 1, 2017

When actress Carrie Fisher passed away, many family members and friends expressed sadness but not surprise when her mother, entertainment icon Debbie Reynolds, died a day later. They talked about the closeness of the mother–daughter bond and the pain Ms. Reynolds had felt upon losing her daughter. The tragedy of adult children dying before...

June 1, 2017

PHOENIX — Research defining the central nervous system (CNS) medication burden that is associated with an increased risk of serious falls in nursing home residents won the Howard Guterman Best Poster Award at the AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Annual Conference.

June 1, 2017

PHOENIX — Heidi White, MD, CMD, associate professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and a senior fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, has been on the stage at AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conferences many times, but this...