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JAMDA
January 1, 2016

Intermediate care for patients with dementia has important implications for aging in place as long as possible. In Japan, geriatric intermediate care facilities provide institutional rehabilitation services to patients under the public Long-Term Care Insurance program and aim to discharge the patients to home from the hospital. The aim of this study was to determine the association between dementia and discharge destination of patients in geriatric intermediate care facilities in Japan.

JAMDA
January 1, 2016

The objectives of this study were to (1) obtain a national perspective of the current state of nursing home (NH) infection prevention and control (IPC) programs and (2) examine differences in IPC program characteristics for NHs that had and had not received an infection control deficiency citation.

JAMDA
January 1, 2016

“This is a matter of serious concern. It happens very often and will be fatal.”– Resident in early-stage Alzheimer disease“He is going to kill someone one day.”– Certified Nursing Assistant“I am just afraid that he will hurt someone when we don't see it…especially someone frail whom he can take down with one blow.”– Certified Nursing Assistant“I want to know that someone will be there for me if something happens to me.”– Resident in mid-stage Alzheimer disease

JAMDA
January 1, 2016

The aim of this study was to assess health economics evidence published to date on malnutrition costs in institutionalized or community-dwelling older adults.

Caring for the Ages
January 1, 2016

Caring for the Ages asked some of its editorial advisers to suggest one thing they would like to change in long-term care to improve their facilities and/or patient outcomes. Here is what they had to say:

Caring for the Ages
January 1, 2016

Use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, or DPP-4s, in elderly individuals with type 2 diabetes can reduce the risks of all-cause mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events, according to a nationwide observational study in Taiwan.

Caring for the Ages
January 1, 2016

AMDA hosted more than two dozen clinicians, educators, researchers, and other leaders at an assisted living/non-institutional summit in Columbia, MD, late last year. Leading experts shared data and presented a comprehensive picture of this care setting. Summit participants also heard about quality measures in assisted living, and efforts to align assisted living research with the changing landscape of health care. Additionally, participants broke into small groups to discuss regulatory and payment models and their impact on assisted living, challenges and opportunities relating to staffing...

Caring for the Ages
January 1, 2016

WASHINGTON — Several key provisions of the Affordable Care Act would be repealed — and Planned Parenthood defunded — under the fiscal year 2016 federal budget reconciliation bill passed Dec. 3 by the Senate.

Caring for the Ages
January 1, 2016

Atopic dermatitis arising de novo in patients in their 60s or older with no history of the disease poses a diagnostic challenge, and a low threshold for biopsy is warranted, Dr. Thomas Bieber, MD, PhD, said at the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver.

Caring for the Ages
January 1, 2016

Alec Pruchnicki, MD, a physician at a New York City assisted living facility, talks about this care setting and how to decide if it's right for you or a loved one.