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JAMDA
October 22, 2020

Preventing COVID-19 spread in nursing homes is challenging. We suggest an algorithm for patient classification based on basic diagnostic tests, surveillance of symptoms onset and close contact monitoring.

JAMDA
October 22, 2020

Skilled nursing facility collaborative leadership developed a safe, rapid, user-friendly method of health information transfer between skilled nursing facilities and acute care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

JAMDA
October 21, 2020

Pneumonia is a common cause of hospitalization for nursing home residents and has increased as a cause for hospitalization during the COVID-19 pandemic. Risks of hospitalization, including significant functional decline, are important considerations when deciding whether to treat a resident in the nursing home or transfer to a hospital. Little is known about postdischarge functional status, relative to baseline, of nursing home residents hospitalized for pneumonia. We sought to determine the risk of severe functional limitation or death for nursing home residents following hospitalization...

JAMDA
October 21, 2020

The prevalence of obesity with sarcopenia is increasing in adults aged ≥65 years. This geriatric syndrome places individuals at risk for synergistic complications that leads to long-term functional decline. We ascertained the relationship between sarcopenic obesity and incident long-term impaired global cognitive function in a representative US population.

JAMDA
October 20, 2020

High retention rates among direct care workers (DCWs) affect the quality of aged care. However, limited research has explored factors associated with retention in China's aged care industry. This study compared turnover intention among DCWs in Chinese hospitals and long-term care facilities (LTCFs).

JAMDA
October 17, 2020

To demonstrate the usefulness of primary data collection using clinician-rated and self-rated standardized measures to describe adult day program (ADP) populations and address programming issues such as identifying members at risk of dropping out.

JAMDA
October 16, 2020

Summary: Here we present the development and preliminary results of the implementation of the Covid-19-HF score a new clinical tool for the telephonic management and follow-up of chronic heart failure patients during Covid-19 epidemic.

JAMDA
October 16, 2020

Brief Summary: COVID-19 emphasized the importance of LTC physicians using individualized proposals when a healthcare decision is required, to ensure wanted and beneficial treatment, and proper resource utilization.

JAMDA
October 16, 2020

To explore the course of psychotropic drug (PTD) prescription from admission (BL) to 6-month follow-up (6m) in Norwegian nursing homes (NHs). To examine how clinical variables, such as neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS), cognition, physical health, and NH characteristics at BL are associated with prescription rates at 6 months.

JAMDA
October 16, 2020

Monitoring body weight and signs and symptoms related to heart failure (HF) can alert clinicians to a patient's worsening condition but the degree to which these practices are performed in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) is unknown. This study analyzed the frequency of these monitoring practices in SNFs and explored associated factors at both the patient and SNF level.