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March 21, 2017
While medical directors have overall responsibility for resident care in nursing facilities, their roles are inevitably intertwined with survey findings and any ensuing legal actions, whether from CMS or collateral legal quarters. Additionally, both...
February 23, 2017
“If you’re losing weight, you’re falling, you can’t climb a flight of stairs, you’re tired all the time, you’re unhappy and you’re on 10 or more medications, go see a geriatrician,” said Dr. John Morley, professor of geriatrics at Saint Louis...
December 2, 2016
People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) who are prescribed benzodiazepines have a 43% increased risk of hip fracture, a large Finnish study has found. In a retrospective analysis of 46,373 AD patients, researchers found that one in five patients (or 21...
November 30, 2016
Falls are a serious threat to the health and safety of older Americans and can have consequences ranging from bruises to head trauma. Now a new study, published in JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine , suggests that the...
November 1, 2016
Dr. Zachary Palace has been using EarlySense products at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Since using EarlySense, his facility has reduced the frequency of patient falls by almost 40% and has seen a significant reduction in the number of re-...
May 31, 2016
Women tend to be good multitaskers, but that skill may lead to more falls in older years than their male counterparts, notes a new cohort study published in JAMDA , The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine .
May 27, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2016 Contact: Perry Gwen Meyers 410-740-9743 Women at Greater Risk for Falls than Men in Old Age Falls present a huge and common risk to the elderly, including fractures – the majority of which are caused by falls. A...
This is Domain IV of V of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine's Competencies Curriculum for Attending Physicians Practicing in Post-Acute and Long Term Care . See below for information on content included in Domain IV,...
The presentation will provide an innovative approach to using adverse events and the evaluation of them using root cause analysis, to optimize function and physical activity among residents, minimize the risk of delirium through mobilization, and...