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JAMDA
August 16, 2021
Maximizing quality of life (QoL) is the ultimate goal of long-term dementia care. However, routine QoL measurement is rare in nursing home (NH) and assisted living (AL) facilities. Routine QoL measurement might lead to improvements in resident QoL...
JAMDA
August 15, 2021
This study explored differences in COVID-19 incidence, mortality, and timing among long-term care facility (LTCF) residents and staff with those living in the community in South Carolina (SC).
Weekly Roundup
August 15, 2021
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Policy Snapshot
August 13, 2021
In response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent action that authorizes an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised individuals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is assuring people with Medicare...
Policy Snapshot
August 13, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a virtual “office hours” session on Thursday, August 19, 2021, from 1:00–2:30 PM ET to provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions about the Qualified Registry and...
Policy Snapshot
August 13, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new web-based training course for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) that covers assessment and coding of K0200: Height and Weight and K0500: Nutritional Approaches.
Spotlight
August 12, 2021
MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT Login or Join Flu season is fast approaching; and, as with COVID, we’re still learning how to prevent and treat this infection. Toward that end, a team of nationally recognized long-term care researchers are undertaking a large-...
JAMDA
August 12, 2021
To evaluate if facility-level vaccination after an initial vaccination clinic was independently associated with COVID-19 incidence adjusted for other factors in January 2021 among nursing home residents.
JAMDA
August 12, 2021
To understand the facilitators and barriers to hospice staff engagement of patients and surrogates in advance care planning (ACP) conversations.
JAMDA
August 10, 2021
The aim was to examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and mortality in older hospitalized patients taking activities of daily living (ADLs) into account.