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May 16, 2021
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JAMDA
May 15, 2021
The FRAIL-NH was originally developed for frailty assessment of nursing home (NH) residents. We aimed to compare concurrent, predictive, and known-groups validity between FRAIL-NH and FRAIL, using the Frailty Index (FI) as gold standard reference...
JAMDA
May 15, 2021
To investigate the prevalence, outcomes, and factors associated with potential glycemic overtreatment and undertreatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in long-term care facilities (LTCFs).
Policy Snapshot
May 14, 2021
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule requiring long-term care (LTC) facilities, and residential facilities serving clients with intellectual disabilities, to educate and offer the COVID-19 vaccine to...
Policy Snapshot
May 14, 2021
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on how states can receive enhanced funding, provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), to increase access to home and community-based services (HCBS...
Policy Snapshot
May 14, 2021
This web-based training series from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides an overview of general and key clinical considerations for conducting standardized cognitive and mood assessments in the Skilled Nursing Facility (...
JAMDA
May 14, 2021
Digital health interventions (DHIs) are interesting resources to improve various health conditions. However, their use in the older and frail population is still sparse. We aimed to give an overview of DHI used in the frail older population.
JAMDA
May 13, 2021
Level of medical intervention (LMI) has to be adapted to each patient in geriatric care. LMI scales intend to help nonintensive care (NIC) decisions, giving priority to patient choice and collegial discussion. In the present study, we aimed to...
Spotlight
May 12, 2021
MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT Login or Join On January 26, 2021, Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, FAAN, FANNP, got a voicemail message from James E. Lett, II, MD, CMDR, chair of the Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine. She recalls, “My...
JAMDA
May 10, 2021
I read the recent article published in this journal and written by Scheerman et al1 with great interest. The authors investigated the association between sarcopenia, handgrip strength (HGS), muscle mass, and long-term mortality among hospitalized...