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This session highlights four unique programs designed to improve the quality of care associated with transitions that emphasize system change that is both effective and sustainable. Standardized approaches involving care coordination, personal goal...
This session will give medical practitioners and the interdisciplinary team (IDT) the knowledge to understand and address the challenges of pain control in transitions from the acute care settings. Presenters will discuss how to optimize and...
A variety of hot topics in PALTC practice settings will be selected for small group discussions and will be facilitated by conference speakers. A complete list of topics will be provided online and onsite at the meeting. There is no advance sign-up...
This session will outline how to use data on infections to improve quality in PALTC and prevent readmissions to the hospital. Regulations and payment models vary among PALTC facilities. Antimicrobial therapy cost will often determine where in the...
Vaccination of health care workers against influenza has been shown to protect patients by potentially reducing illness and by decreasing mortality by as much as 40%, independent of patient vaccination status. Unfortunately, health care worker...
This session will address a wide range of issues of interest to practitioners caring for residents in the assisted living setting. Two recent CMS Innovation Grant projects, including one about the use of INTERACT in AL, will be presented. Clinical...
This session will present and discuss the compelling reasons why, in order to remain a viable residential choice for seniors, assisted living must evolve into a model of integrated care. Presenters from different health care and residential...
At least 16% of patients admitted to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have delirium. These patients have worse outcomes, including poor functional recovery and increased hospital readmissions. Dementia is the most common risk factor for delirium,...
This session will discuss the pathophysiology, symptoms, workup, and treatment of the major gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders. This includes esophageal food bolus, ileus, small bowel obstruction and volvulus. We will also discuss the...
With the rising acuity of skilled nursing facility (SNF) patients, the need for closer medical supervision has never been more pronounced. Unfortunately, the incentives for physician involvement have not kept pace with the changing patient acuity...