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JAMDA
November 3, 2015
In their classic paper, Rowe and Kahn1 proposed a multidimensional understanding of successful aging, which was to a large extent due to genetic factors and a healthy lifestyle. There were 3 major components of successful aging: limited disease-...
JAMDA
October 30, 2015
Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) expanded the options for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Earlier studies comparing their relative effectiveness and safety typically do not incorporate age-related differences or postmarketing studies...
Policy Snapshot
October 30, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is tracking the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes by reviewing publicly reported measures. The official measure of the Partnership is the percentage...
Policy Snapshot
October 30, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to revise the discharge planning requirements that hospitals, including long-term care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation facilities, critical access hospitals, and home health...
JAMDA
October 29, 2015
Today, both the developed and developing world are facing fast-aging populations. Projections show that by 2050, 80% of the world's older persons will live in low and middle-income countries. As developed countries look to institutionalization as...
JAMDA
October 28, 2015
Recent reports have highlighted a rapid increase in opioid use in long-term care. Pitkälä et al1 reported the prevalence of regular opioid use increased from 12% to 23% in Finnish nursing homes between 2003 and 2011. Hanlon et al2 reported that 65%...
JAMDA
October 23, 2015
To examine the predictive validity of a quick frailty screening tool, the FRAIL-NH, for adverse health outcomes in nursing home residents, using variables from the Minimum Data Set (MDS). The screening items were compiled from the MDS for potential...
Policy Snapshot
October 23, 2015
On October 14, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced more than $240 million – including about $176 million in Affordable Care Act funding – to support the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps...
JAMDA
October 20, 2015
A core operational definition of active and healthy aging (AHA) is needed to conduct comparisons. A conceptual AHA framework proposed by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Site Network includes several items...
Policy Snapshot
October 16, 2015
This week AMDA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Proposed Rule Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities . AMDA’s extensive comments showed an overall support of the intention of the...