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August 13, 2019
A transfer to the Emergency Department (ED) can be lifesaving for frail elders, but it also poses a risk for increased suffering and debility. In addition, studies have shown that many ED transfers from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are both...
August 7, 2019
Use of telemedicine can decrease emergency department use by independent living and assisted living residents for their acute illnesses, according to a study newly published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine . The researchers...
August 6, 2019
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 30th annual Annual Brevard County Long Term Care Symposium, sponsored by VITAS Healthcare, is set for Nov. 6 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place and is presented by the Brevard County Medical Directors Association...
August 6, 2019
Telemedicine and telehealth efforts are gaining traction as a way to help avoid emergency department (ED) transfers and office visits by older adults. Now, a new study in the August issue of JAMDA concludes that telemedicine in senior living...
July 25, 2019
A new study released in JAMDA says at least one type of cognitive behavioral intervention to help elders with a fear of falling after a hip fracture may not work any better than “usual” care in reducing such anxiety. The report said a fear of...
July 24, 2019
A fear of falling (FoF) is common after a hip fracture and can impede functional recovery. Despite advances in acute care and post-acute rehabilitation services provided for hip fracture patients, long-term functional recovery after this event...
July 12, 2019
New data from a study in JAMDA show that while influenza is a leading cause of avoidable and costly hospital admissions for long-stay skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents, the risk of an individual being sent to the hospital for this reason can...
July 1, 2019
Influenza is a leading cause of avoidable and costly hospital admissions for nursing home (NH) residents. Now a study in the July issue of JAMDA suggests that the use of high-dose (HD) influenza vaccines on long-stay NH residents can reduce...
July 1, 2019
High-dose flu vaccinations are worth the extra cost for seniors living in long-term care, according to researchers at Brown University. Higher-dose shots cut hospitalization rates compared to their standard-dose cousins, showed a new cost-benefit...
June 20, 2019
All industries, long-term care included, love panels during conferences. The hope is for a dynamic conversation, one where no one will dominate the discussion and those in the audience will feel engaged. But most of us have noticed how it’s not...