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This tool guides physicians, other practitioners, and staff in assessing and managing individuals who have a recent history of falls or who are at risk of falling. This CPG will help identify ways to modify some of the risk factors for falls, as...
Depressive symptoms are common among older adults and can have a major effect on their quality of life. It has been estimated that between 12 and 16% of older adults living in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities have major depression...
Dementia, a disorder characterized by progressive decline in multiple areas of cognitive function, causes a range of cognitive, mood, behavioral, and functional impairments. Optimal management of dementia involves the entire interdisciplinary team,...
This CPG offers a structured approach to the recognition, assessment, treatment, and monitoring of dehydration and fluid and electrolyte imbalances and acknowledges the ethical implications of this condition for patients, their families, and the...
Anemia is common in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting, with a prevalence ranging from 34 - 60%, increasing with each decade of life over age 70. Anemia often goes unevaluated or is inadequately evaluated in the frail elderly. Studies...
Weight has emerged as a principal screening and monitoring indicator in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) because it is easy to measure and the measurement is reasonably accurate and reproducible, noninvasive, acceptable to most patients, and...
In the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting a primary goal of identifying acute change of conditions (ACOC) is to enable staff to evaluate and manage a patient at the facility and avoid the transfer to a hospital or emergency room. To...
White Paper
Introduction As a group, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults are members of a minority and historically disadvantaged sector of society. Most have spent the majority of their lives hiding sexual orientation and gender identity...
White Paper
(White Paper M02, Becomes Policy March 2002) Introduction Some 130,000 pages of federal regulations govern nursing facilities in the United States, more than the accumulated regulations for the nuclear power industry. Each attempt to clarify, expand...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D92 Becomes Policy March 1992 AMDA resolves that a "medically necessary" visit to a Medicare/Medicaid resident in a nursing facility be defined as a visit subsequent to the following circumstances or resident conditions: There is a change...