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October 31, 2017
A key component of the culture change movement in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC), which started in the 1980s, is person-centered care (PCC). Proponents of PPC have long held that this type of care leads to improved quality of life (QOL), and...
October 31, 2017
Nursing homes that employed a person-centered care (PCC) philosophy saw higher resident satisfaction than those that didn’t, according to a new study conducted by Kansas State University and the LeadingAge LTSS Center at the University of...
October 29, 2017
Death certificates for low-income nursing home residents are notoriously imprecise, said Jonathan Evans, a Charlottesville specialist in geriatric medicine and past president of the American Medical Directors Association. But if the principal listed...
October 11, 2017
Antidepressant prescription within 6 months of dementia proved to have a positive association with mortality, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association .
October 6, 2017
A controversial robot named Paro may help reduce agitation in nursing home residents with dementia, a new study suggests. Paro, a robotic baby harp seal introduced to the United States by Japanese researchers in 2009, has raised questions about the...
October 2, 2017
Data from sensor systems can be an effective strategy to help staff to detect and promptly address early signs of illness and/or functional decline in assisted living (AL) community residents, according to a study in the October issue of JAMDA . In...
October 2, 2017
Sensors can prevent functional decline in assisted living residents—and, as a result, can help them stay healthier, longer, according to a study published in the Journal of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine ( JAMDA ).
September 29, 2017
The front doors to the Lake Arthur Place nursing home were locked when Ben Husser and his team of volunteer rescuers arrived on boats. He knocked, and when somebody cracked open the entrance, he pushed his way in.
September 27, 2017
Greater volume of home care services and social support are associated with significantly delayed entry into permanent residential aged care, according to new research.
September 25, 2017
There is an interesting new development in the end-of-life planning space, with some experts in the field saying they back changes to the existing system to ensure that the wishes of patients are adhered to in a more organized and efficient manner...