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JAMDA
August 5, 2019

To determine home-based gait speed performance and its associations with sociodemographic and health-related factors among older adults.

JAMDA
August 1, 2019
JAMDA
August 1, 2019
JAMDA
August 1, 2019
JAMDA
August 1, 2019
JAMDA
August 1, 2019

Current models for reimbursement for healthcare in the United States (US) are a patchwork quilt, with some regions remaining largely in the fee-for-service paradigm whereas others have a significant proportion or even a majority of patients in alternative payment models broadly described as value-based care. But regardless of where one resides within the US, the trajectory is clear—there is a movement from fee-for service to value-based care. This change will have profound consequences for all patients, including patients in long-term care.

JAMDA
August 1, 2019

Practices and knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia vary widely. Over time, some current beliefs and approaches have been questioned, for example, the limited evidence of the efficacy of some interventions, inadequate medical assessments of the symptom, and unnecessarily stringent diet restrictions. Some staff and practitioners recognize these concerns and the supporting evidence; they strive to identify and address underlying causes of swallowing issues and minimize diet modifications and restrictions on intake.

JAMDA
August 1, 2019

A significant percentage of the older adult population (25% to 50% of patients older than 85 years) is frail.1 One of the most important symptoms of frailty is falling, which is a risk factor for hospitalization and/or death. Inappropriate prescriptions and polypharmacy are important contributors to the risk for falls.2 The older adult emergency medicine (OAEM) unit in our teaching hospital treats people older than 75 years with comorbid and complex conditions. The ability of geriatricians and emergency medicine physicians to access clinical pharmacy services is associated with better...

Caring for the Ages
August 1, 2019

I am the person least likely to talk about emotions — I have bottled up a lifetime’s worth. As a family caregiver for over 20 years, I have been on a seemingly endless roller coaster of emotional stress that has affected me in ways I never imagined. And I suspect I am not alone.