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November 21, 2019
Falls are the leading cause of hip fracture in older adults, and those individuals who experience such injuries generally have greater mortality and morbidity. However, a new study in the November issue of JAMDA showed that in a retrospective review...
November 20, 2019
A new white paper in the November issue of JAMDA said even though much of the discussion about stopping eating and drinking by advance directives (SED by AD) focus on patient autonomy, the ethical principle of justice is the decisive factor in this...
November 13, 2019
When deciding whether to offer food and fluids to a resident with advanced dementia, clinicians have a greater responsibility to the resident in their current state than to those who originally drew up an advance directive that calls for food and...
November 12, 2019
Although most conversations about stopping eating and drinking by advance directives (SED by AD) focus on patient autonomy and the right to determine one’s care, authors of a Society white paper in the November issue of JAMDA said that the ethical...
October 27, 2019
The regulatory push to reduce antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes may be correlated to a rise in risk factors for avoidable and non-avoidable hospitalization among residents with behavioral health issues, according to a recent study published in...
October 25, 2019
​Residents of nursing centers who have behavioral health disorders (BHD) have a significantly higher risk of potentially unavoidable hospital admissions, according to a new study in the October issue of JAMDA . The study also found that residents...
October 23, 2019
An increased focus on avoidable hospitalizations among nursing home residents could be impacting some residents, a new study suggests. Nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias have a lower risk of potentially avoidable...
October 23, 2019
Nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease/related dementias (ADRD) and/or behavioral health disorders (BHD) are often believed to be at high risk of hospitalization. However, a study in the October issue of JAMDA determined that residents with...
October 17, 2019
Nursing homes could be subject to worse deficiency outcomes — which could lead to fines and a decreased star rating — if an ombudsman is present during annual surveys, according to new research. Investigators with Penn State and Miami universities...
October 17, 2019
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, AMDA, is partnering with ADVault , creator of digital advance care planning tools, to add clinical content to the MyDirectives® digital platform. AMDA’s advance care planning content, the...