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July 2, 2018
Green spaces are good for the frailty status of older adults, according to a study published in the latest issue of JAMDA: The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine . The authors hope the study will encourage the use of green spaces to...
May 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2018 Contact: Lori Sharp lsharp@paltc.org 410-992-3126 Preventing falls is a top priority in nursing homes, as they often lead to injuries and...
Recorded Thursday, November 9, 2017 Speakers: Karen Tritz; Evan Schulman; Victoria Walker, MD, CMD; Susan Levy, MD, CMD This webinar describes changes in the federal nursing home regulations (Requirements of Participation) as revised in a Final Rule...
October 31, 2017
Nursing homes that employed a person-centered care (PCC) philosophy saw higher resident satisfaction than those that didn’t, according to a new study conducted by Kansas State University and the LeadingAge LTSS Center at the University of...
October 31, 2017
A key component of the culture change movement in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC), which started in the 1980s, is person-centered care (PCC). Proponents of PPC have long held that this type of care leads to improved quality of life (QOL), and...
October 2, 2017
Sensors can prevent functional decline in assisted living residents—and, as a result, can help them stay healthier, longer, according to a study published in the Journal of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine ( JAMDA ).
October 2, 2017
Data from sensor systems can be an effective strategy to help staff to detect and promptly address early signs of illness and/or functional decline in assisted living (AL) community residents, according to a study in the October issue of JAMDA . In...
September 4, 2017
Japan has been the birthplace of many gadgets and technological advancements. Take ‘Paro’ the robotic seal for example, the subject of peer-reviewed studies, now on trial at Fingal Haven. Paro responds to touch, temperature and voice cues, with...
August 30, 2017
While many post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities use animals such as dogs and cats to help improve mood and manage dementia symptoms in residents, it isn’t always practical to have live animals onsite. A new open-access study in the...
August 29, 2017
Ensuring that patients’ wishes about their care are respected has long been a priority for post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) practitioners. “ Standardizing Protection of Patients' Rights From POLST to MOELI (Medical Orders for End-of-Life...