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May 17, 2017
A fresh look at how Do-Not-Hospitalize (DNH) orders affect the movement of skilled nursing care residents shows those residents with such directives experienced significantly fewer transfers to hospitals or emergency departments (EDs). Report...
February 1, 2017
We assembled a cross-cutting team of experts representing primary care physicians (PCPs), home care physicians, physicians who see patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNF physicians), skilled nursing facility medical directors, human factors...
New COPD Pocket Guide The sooner patients are identified as having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the better. So why not provide practitioners with a quick and easy tool to recognize these individuals at admission? That was the...
November 4, 2016
According to Dr. Susan Levy, President of AMDA, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, “AMDA is pleased that CMS listened and incorporated some changes into the initial proposed rule based on comments….CMS also revised the rules to...
November 1, 2016
Dr. Zachary Palace has been using EarlySense products at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Since using EarlySense, his facility has reduced the frequency of patient falls by almost 40% and has seen a significant reduction in the number of re-...
September 21, 2016
UPMC Enterprises announced a new upstart focused on preventing nursing home patients from needing to go a hospital emergency room. Named Curavi Health, the emerging company has proprietary CuraviCare software, which facilitates interaction between...
June 12, 2016
Dover Center recently congratulated Dr. Magued Rizkalla on representing New Hampshire as state chapter president and delegate at the 39th American Medical Directors Association annual conference. The state chapter known as the New Hampshire Medical...
April 19, 2016
A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found that almost half of all long-stay nursing home residents experience at least one transfer to an Emergency Department over the course of a year...
The session will highlight the latest scientific evidence through a series of brief oral presentations from leading researchers in the field of PALTC. Oral presentations will be followed by questions and dialogue between the audience and speakers.
This session highlights four unique programs designed to improve the quality of care associated with transitions that emphasize system change that is both effective and sustainable. Standardized approaches involving care coordination, personal goal...