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This guide is intended for use by caregivers of older adults in the community. It is intended to help the caregivers of older adults to recognize a change in condition, gather information about what is going on, and to communicate that information...
Medication management is an important part of quality care in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting. Despite the best efforts of dedicated practitioners and interdisciplinary team leaders, however, it is difficult to eliminate medication...
Synopsis of Federal Regulations in the Nursing Facility: Implications for Attending Physicians and Medical Directors is an indispensable resource tool for medical directors, attending physicians, and other post-acute and long-term care practitioners...
The AMDA Tool Kit for Starting & Maintaining a Long-Term Care Ethics Committee provides a comprehensive guide to medical directors and others working in post-acute and long-term care who encounter ethical issues that need attention. The tool kit...
Long-term care (LTC) is no longer synonymous with "geriatric care." In the past 10 years, adults ages 31 to 64 have been the fastest growing population in nursing homes. The last national nursing home survey sponsored by the Centers for Disease...
The Seizures in the Long-Term Care Setting manual is intended to help the interdisciplinary team in the post-acute and long-term care facility to: Become aware of the prevalence of seizures in the PALTC population Identify the signs and symptoms of...
Professionals caring for frail older adults understand that the percentage of patients dying in hospitals is decreasing while the percentage of patients dying at home or in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities is increasing. Patients may...
A wealth of epidemiological evidence demonstrates that the oral health status of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) patients is poor and that the oral care provided in the PALTC setting can be greatly improved. An equally abundant body of...
Vaccination of health care workers against influenza has been shown to protect patients by potentially reducing illness and by decreasing mortality by as much as 40%, independent of patient vaccination status. Unfortunately, health care worker...