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June 28, 2018
“Social frailty” has more of an impact on the onset of depression in older adults than does physical frailty or cognitive impairment, according to a study published in the June issue of JAMDA: the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
April 24, 2018
Alice Bonner, Ph.D., APRN-GNP, secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, is the first nurse practitioner to serve on the AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Board of Directors since the organization opened up its voting membership to advance practice professionals four years ago.
February 27, 2018
The assisted living industry should look to the skilled nursing industry for standards that could be implemented to help improve resident care and operators' bottom lines, said the authors of an editorial published in the February issue of JAMDA,...
January 29, 2018
Balance training may help to reduce the risk for falls in older adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) by improving reaction times, lower limb proprioception, and postural sway, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical...
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.
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 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.