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JAMDA
October 16, 2020

To explore the course of psychotropic drug (PTD) prescription from admission (BL) to 6-month follow-up (6m) in Norwegian nursing homes (NHs). To examine how clinical variables, such as neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS), cognition, physical health, and NH characteristics at BL are associated with prescription rates at 6 months.

JAMDA
October 16, 2020

Monitoring body weight and signs and symptoms related to heart failure (HF) can alert clinicians to a patient's worsening condition but the degree to which these practices are performed in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) is unknown. This study analyzed the frequency of these monitoring practices in SNFs and explored associated factors at both the patient and SNF level.

JAMDA
October 15, 2020

In response to the lack of longitudinal evidence, this study aims to disentangle time sequence and directionality between the severity of geriatric conditions (GCs) and loneliness.

JAMDA
October 15, 2020

To determine the all-cause health care resource utilization and costs among long-term nursing home (LTNH) residents with and without overactive bladder (OAB).

JAMDA
October 14, 2020

Residents with COVID-19 who were asymptomatic at testing had higher risk of mortality compared to those without COVID-19, even after accounting for comorbidities. Monitoring for rapid change in clinical status is critical.

Spotlight
October 14, 2020

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When Howard Finger, DO, received the Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Quality Improvement & Health Outcomes (QIHO) Award earlier this year, the COVID-19 pandemic was in the early stages. However, over the past few months as the crisis grew,...

JAMDA
October 14, 2020

To systematically describe evidence on the use of instrumental swallowing assessment for residents of aged care homes.

JAMDA
October 13, 2020

To evaluate the efficacy of daily consumption of fortified yogurt with beta-Hydroxy beta-Methyl Butyrate (HMB) and vitamins D and C on measures of sarcopenia, inflammation, and quality of life in sarcopenic older adults.

Weekly Roundup
October 11, 2020

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Policy Snapshot
October 9, 2020

In its official comment letter on the CY2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule, the Society asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase the values of nursing facility and assisted living family of services to avoid proposed cuts. In its August release of the CY2021 PFS, CMS included a proposal to cut physician visits for nursing facility and domiciliary codes 8-10%. These cuts were necessitated due to budget neutrality rules within the PFS. Given the...