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September 1, 2016
The Timed Up and Go (TUG), one of the most widely used tests of mobility, has been validated and associated with adverse outcomes in the community, acute care, and nursing home setting. It is composed of several distinct subtasks; however, the...
September 1, 2016
The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (formerly the AMDA Foundation) Futures program has always been an amalgam of participants in various career stages from all across the country. A few years ago, the program began adding nurse...
September 1, 2016
Clinicians commonly encounter dysphagia and constipation in a skilled nursing population. Increasing the viscosity of liquids, usually with a starch- or xanthan gum-based thickener, serves as a key intervention for patients with dysphagia. We report...
September 1, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing $67 million to help U.S. health departments address antibiotic resistance and related patient safety concerns.
September 1, 2016
What are normative values for hand grip strength (HGS) for elderly Singaporeans? Which elderly characteristics influence the normative values of HGS for elderly Singaporeans?
September 1, 2016
Dear Dr. Jeff:
September 1, 2016
Renal function should be assessed in every nursing home resident, most importantly to ensure that medications will be prescribed appropriately, Milta Little, DO, CMD, said at the AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Annual Conference...
September 1, 2016
Despite achieving significant improvements in blood pressure and cholesterol levels, obese Americans continue to grow fatter, with worsening blood glucose and an increasing incidence of diabetes.
September 1, 2016
TORONTO — Hallucinations — especially auditory hallucinations — triple the risk that a risperidone-controlled Alzheimer’s patient with psychoses will relapse if the drug is withdrawn.
September 1, 2016
There has been a lot of recent media attention, and now regulatory attention, on reports of nursing home employees (usually certified nursing assistants) taking photos or videos of residents and posting them on social media or otherwise...