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March 1, 2018
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March 1, 2018

The article by Morris et al in this issue of JAMDA, entitled “Hearing the Voice of the Resident in Long-Term Care Facilities—An Internationally Based Approach to Assessing Quality of Life,”1 underscores the importance of including residents’ perspectives regarding the care they receive. The Inter-Resident Assessment Instrument (InterRAI), an...

March 1, 2018

Dementia is often accompanied by neuropsychiatric symptoms. Psychotropic drugs for the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms are frequently used to manage these problems, but they are of limited effectiveness and can have serious side effects. Psychosocial interventions are advocated as first line treatment and may help to reduce psychotropic...

March 1, 2018

Micronutrients are important for health recovery during acute illness. However, vitamin and mineral intake is often inadequate for most Americans. It is estimated that 30 million Americans (10.5%) have a vitamin B6 deficiency and 10% of the US population obtain less than the adequate intake of zinc from food plus supplements. As more Americans...

March 1, 2018

Few studies assert the prevalence of Frailty in Latin America and Mexico . Most of these studies are from data of community dwelling elders. To our knowledge, there is no study showing the prevalence or outcomes of frailty among the nursing home residents in Mexico. Frailty has proven to predict falls, worsening of ADL function, hospitalization...

March 1, 2018

To implement CMS Transitional Care Management program (TCM) to help decrease unnecessary rehospitalizations post discharge from Skilled nursing facility (SNF).

March 1, 2018

Chronic wounds (pressure ulcers, diabetic, arterial, and venous ulcers) have a slow healing process and therefore require frequent monitoring of wound progress by certified wound clinicians. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality national guideline recommends a weekly assessment of all chronic wounds which can be difficult for older...