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JAMDA
January 13, 2021
Dying in a hospital is highly stressful for older adults and families. Persons with dementia who are hospitalized are particularly vulnerable to negative outcomes. The objective of this study is to fill an evidence gap on whether the 2015 Dutch long...
JAMDA
January 11, 2021
Health care providers at hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are increasingly expected to optimize care of post-acute patients to reduce hospital readmissions and contain costs. To achieve these goals, providers need to understand their...
JAMDA
January 10, 2021
In the irreverent classic The House of God,1 one of Samuel Shem's rules for physicians was “First, take your own pulse.” The reason for this is that often in a crisis we may rush to act, missing our mark. Such has been the case with coronavirus...
JAMDA
January 9, 2021
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common in home care but not easily captured with standard assessment. This study aimed to examine the value of nursing notes in detecting UTI signs and symptoms in home care.
JAMDA
January 9, 2021
Mobility interventions have been shown to mitigate functional decline in various clinical populations; however, the effects of mobility programs in older hospitalized patients are unclear. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of...
JAMDA
January 9, 2021
This study compared quality indicators across linguistic groups and sought to determine whether disparities are influenced by resident-facility language discordance in long-term care.
Policy Snapshot
January 8, 2021
The CDC recommends early vaccination of long-term care facility health care personnel and residents. Read its Long-Term Care Facility toolkit to: Prepare for COVID-19 vaccination Build confidence in the vaccine Make sure and look at the Society’s...
Policy Snapshot
January 8, 2021
To further support clinicians during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), CMS extended the 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception application deadline to February 1. For the 2020...
JAMDA
January 8, 2021
Acute hospitalization may lead to a decrease in muscle measures, but limited studies are reporting on the changes after discharge. The aim of this study was to determine longitudinal changes in muscle mass, muscle strength, and physical performance...
JAMDA
January 8, 2021
Health disparities are pervasive in nursing homes (NHs), but disparities in NH end-of-life (EOL) care (ie, hospital transfers, place of death, hospice use, palliative care, advance care planning) have not been comprehensively synthesized. We aim to...