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JAMDA
January 1, 2016
JAMDA
January 1, 2016
JAMDA
January 1, 2016
JAMDA
January 1, 2016

People of all types visit family members and friends in residential continuing care facilities (nursing homes, auxiliary hospitals, and/or assisted living facilities). Issues over visitors arise periodically, as illustrated by media stories of visitor banning. No research or other articles were found to show how often or for what reasons visitor banning or restrictions occur. It is evident though that continuing care residents need to be protected from harm, as they are usually advanced in age and disabled from 1 or more illnesses.

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.