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JAMDA
June 18, 2020

The First-time Injurious Fall (FIF) screening tool was created to identify fall risk in community-living older adults who may benefit from primary preventive interventions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive performance of the FIF tool in 2 cohorts of older adults.

JAMDA
June 18, 2020

This study aimed to examine the associations between nursing home (NH) quality and prevalence of newly admitted NH residents with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), and to assess the extent to which market-level wages for certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and state Medicaid behavioral and mental health add-on policy may influence such associations.

JAMDA
June 17, 2020

To determine and compare the contributions of modifiable risk factors (RFs) with the prevention of dementia in older adults.

JAMDA
June 16, 2020

Our nation’s nursing home industry has been in need of overhaul for decades – a situation made all the more evident by COVID-19. AMDA – The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is dedicated to quality in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) process and outcomes. This special article presents five keys to solving the COVID-19 crisis in PALTC, related to policy, collaboration, individualization, leadership, and reorganization. Taking action during this crisis may prevent sinking back into the complacency and habits of our pre-COVID-19 lives.

JAMDA
June 16, 2020

Brunei is a rapidly “graying” population, where the number of people aged 65 years and older increased from 17,800 to 22,600 from 2015 to 2017, respectively. In 2017, the crude death rate was 4%, equating to 1696 deaths per year. Of these, 52.5% of the total deaths were comprised of noncommunicable diseases, namely cancer, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and cerebrovascular disease.1 Development of palliative care services is necessary to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illnesses.

JAMDA
June 16, 2020

People with dementia living in nursing homes benefit from a social environment that fully supports their autonomy. Yet, it is unknown to what extent this is supported in daily practice. This study aimed to explore to which extent autonomy is supported within staff–resident interactions.

JAMDA
June 16, 2020

Determine the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE), extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing organisms (ESBLs), and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) among residents and in the environment of nursing homes (NHs).

JAMDA
June 15, 2020

Positive results from a study of the safety and impact of following national guidelines for nursing home visitors during COVID-19 led the Dutch national government to permit all nursing homes to cautiously allow visitors.