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How can a facility send anemic patients out for blood transfusions without having them admitted to the hospital? This was the challenge Hebrew Home at Riverdale in Bronx, NY, faced, and medical director Zachary Palace, MD, CMD, discovered that some...
Three tool kits from the Long-Term Care Information Series: Antithrombotic Therapy , Atrial Fibrillation , and Anemia . Hard Copy Electronic Copy* Member $126 $101 Non-Member $169 $135 img { float: left; margin: 15px 20px 15px 20px; } *The...
April 24, 2015
The notion that a hospital remains the safest place for old patients dies hard. Many families still believe their aging relatives belong in a hospital when they’re ailing. But 20-plus years of research have documented the risks of hospitalization...
Anemia is common in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting, with a prevalence ranging from 34 - 60%, increasing with each decade of life over age 70. Anemia often goes unevaluated or is inadequately evaluated in the frail elderly. Studies...
Anemia is a common problem in the post-acute and long-term care setting (PALTC) and can be associated with increased morbidity and reduced quality of life. Anemia is associated with increased disability, decreased physical performance, decreased...