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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 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...
October 17, 2019
When an ombudsman remains on site during post-acute and long-term care facility surveys, the building’s quality scores may be negatively affected, according to a study in published this week in JAMDA, journal of AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and...
October 9, 2019
Back to all news Antipsychotic Initiators with Alzheimer Disease Accumulate Longer Hospital Stays OCTOBER 08, 2019 Kenny Walter @KwalterMDMag Marjaana Koponen, PhD Alzheimer disease patients can expect more hospital days for a variety of reasons if...
September 16, 2019
As technological innovations enable next of kin to remain apprised of the elderly’s daily care in long-term care facilities, surveillance cameras bring legal and privacy issues to the forefront of a complex ethical debate. Families place them...
September 3, 2019
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The secret to eternal youth might be inside your favorite fall choices at the farmer's market.There are three nutrients we all need to stay forever young. A new study just released followed adults and found a few nutrients...
August 30, 2019
Louisville-based long-term-care facility operator Signature Healthcare LLC has issued an all encompassing mandate for flu vaccines heading into the 2019-20 flu season. The company is mandating that all employees and facility residents get a flu...