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JAMDA
July 29, 2020

Despite the high prevalence and devastating outcomes associated with osteoporotic fractures, they are not well investigated or treated. We developed an electronic Osteoporosis and Falls Assessment Form for integration within electronic medical records (EMR) with the aim to improve osteoporosis-related care in family practice. We examined usage and collected usability feedback from 37 physicians. A medical record review was used to assess tool usage over a 6-month period after which all participants completed a survey to assess their perceptions of the tool.

JAMDA
July 28, 2020

To describe the oral health status and dental service use of older adults with complex needs living within the community and aged residential care (ARC) facility settings, and to determine associations between dental service utilization and sociodemographic variables.

JAMDA
July 28, 2020

The contemporary long-term care provider and interdisciplinary team are well aware of the recent focus on antibiotic use in their settings. Regulatory changes implemented by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services beginning in 2016 have required long-term care settings to look at antibiotic use in a more comprehensive way and to align their programs with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Core Elements for Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes. As long-term care settings have worked to develop antibiotic stewardship programs over the past several years, there have been...

JAMDA
July 28, 2020

The current study aimed to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the efficacy and safety of tube feeding in patients with advanced dementia.

JAMDA
July 28, 2020

Illustrate patterns of patient problem information received and documented across the home health care (HHC) admission process and offer practice, policy, and health information technology recommendations to improve information transfer.

JAMDA
July 28, 2020

Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are a core and troubling feature among patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). Because of growing safety warnings against antipsychotics, the use of antidepressants (ATD) in AD has increased extensively. We investigated the potential long-term associations between ATD exposure and functional and cognitive progression in patients with mild to moderate AD.

JAMDA
July 28, 2020

Nursing homes (NHs) are critical end-of-life (EOL) care settings for 70% of Americans dying with Alzheimer's disease/related dementias (ADRD). Whether EOL care/outcomes vary by NH/market characteristics for this population is unknown but essential information for improving NH EOL care/outcomes. Our objectives were to examine variations in EOL care/outcomes among decedents with ADRD and identify associations with NH/market characteristics.

JAMDA
July 28, 2020

To conduct a systematic review of literature examining the establishment and operation of clinical ethical committees (CECs) in long-term care (LTC).

JAMDA
July 28, 2020

Rehabilitation plays a vital role in the mitigation and improvement of functional limitations associated with aging and chronic conditions. Moderating factors such as sex, age, the medical diagnosis, and rehabilitation timing for admission status, as well as the expected change related to inpatient rehabilitation, are examined to provide a valid basis for the routine assessment of the quality of medical outcomes.

JAMDA
July 26, 2020

To compare the characteristics of patients treated with invasive prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) at home or in hospital long-term care (HLTC), specifically focusing on medical and functional status, caregiver strain, 6-month outcomes, and health maintenance organization (HMO) costs.