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August 30, 2017
On a recent Friday at the Balfour Riverfront Park senior living facility in downtown Denver, an unusual event took place among the day’s regular activities. In between scrapbooking at the Sky Bar and water walking in the Pompeii Pool, the facility...
August 30, 2017
While many post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities use animals such as dogs and cats to help improve mood and manage dementia symptoms in residents, it isn’t always practical to have live animals onsite. A new open-access study in the...
August 18, 2017
After years of criticism, nursing homes have curbed administering antipsychotics, but some providers are questioning whether the across-the-board cuts are preventing some seniors from getting needed medications.
August 14, 2017
The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear, said Dr. Karl Steinberg. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR. But when Steinberg, a palliative care physician,...
August 2, 2017
Emergencies and disasters involving senior residents are always frightening and dangerous. But in situations where sheltering in place is a valid option, not evacuating may be the safer choice, new research suggests. A new literature review...
August 1, 2017
While it's no surprise that frail seniors in post-acute and long-term care settings are a high-risk group during emergency evacuation, the mortality risk remains high for up to 6 months afterward, researchers found in a systematic review.
July 31, 2017
Because broad-based vetting standards for nursing homes are few and far between, practices can vary depending on a facility’s size, financial position (e.g., for profit, not-for-profit), affiliation (e.g., independent, hospital-based, member of a...
July 26, 2017
Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, will succeed John E. Morley, MB, BCh, as the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine , or JAMDA .
July 17, 2017
Sheryl Zimmerman, the School of Social Work’s associate dean for research and faculty development and a national leader in assisted living and long-term care research, has been named co-editor of JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...
June 29, 2017
Many nursing home residents have a fairly pain-free experience until the end of life, but at least a third suffer persistent, significant pain during their last six months, according to a new study from the University of Manitoba, University of...