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JAMDA
July 23, 2016

Vaccination against peptides specific to Alzheimer disease may generate an immune response that could help inhibit disease and symptom progression.

JAMDA
July 23, 2016

Despite high rates of hip fracture among United States (US) nursing home (NH) residents, little is known about geographic variation in hip fracture incidence. We used nationally representative data to identify geographic variation in hip fracture among US NH residents.

JAMDA
July 23, 2016

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with an increased risk for mild cognitive impairment and dementia in both middle-aged and older individuals. Brief cognitive tests can potentially serve as a reliable and cost effective approach to detect for cognitive decrements in clinical practice.

JAMDA
July 23, 2016

Vaccination against peptides specific to Alzheimer disease may generate an immune response that could help inhibit disease and symptom progression.

Spotlight
July 22, 2016

Scott Hanson, DO, wasn’t thinking about creating an award-winning poster when he started examining the use of antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapies in his facility. He was seeking to improve care and prevent avoidable hospitalization. Not only did he end up with findings that led to the establishment of an anticoagulant management service at the nursing home, but they also resulted in “Adverse Effects of Anticoagulation and Antiplatelet Therapies in Frail Nursing Home Patients,” the Howard Guterman award-winning poster at the Society’s 2016 Annual Conference.

Policy Snapshot
July 22, 2016

The 2016 edition of The Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on Local Health System Performance assesses the state of health care in more than 300 U.S. communities from 2011 through 2014, a period when the Affordable Care Act was being implemented across the country. In comparing health care access, quality, avoidable hospital use, costs of care, and health outcomes, the Scorecard shows that many U.S. communities experienced improvements: fewer uninsured residents, better quality of care in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and nursing homes, more efficient use of hospitals, and fewer deaths from...

Policy Snapshot
July 22, 2016

Electronic submission of staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is required of all long-term care facilities in 2016. July 1 began the first date of data collection. You will have up to 45 days to submit data from July 1, 2016-September 30, 2016. The last day to submit data for the quarter is November 14, 2016. ALL nursing homes are encouraged to register to submit data to prepare to meet this requirement and maintain compliance.

AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine met with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and argued...

Weekly Roundup
July 22, 2016

Spotlight: Question Leads to Poster, Poster Leads to Top Honor

HPA: Commonwealth Fund Scorecard Shows Improvements in Nursing Homes, IMPACT Act Call: Recording and Transcript Now Available from CMS, PBJ Reporting Has Begun

UPDATE - Multistate Outbreadk of Burkholderia Cepacia Infections

Foundation Awards Open ...

Clinical Alerts
July 20, 2016

Background:

Pneumococcal disease is known to have a potentially serious impact in frail individuals, particularly those residing in post-acute and long-term care settings where outbreaks have been demonstrated and which could have been prevented by adequate vaccination.

Two pneumococcal vaccines are currently licensed and readily available in the United States.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has conducted an extensive evaluation use of these vaccines in adults, demonstrating...