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August 23, 2017

We thank Gostner et al for their comments on our article “One-Carbon Metabolism Biomarkers and Cognitive Decline in the Very Old: The Newcastle 85+ Study.”1 In their letter to the Editor, Gostner et al highlight the complexity of the underlying metabolic processes and conclude that “The question arises whether the inclusion of tryptophan...

August 23, 2017

The SARC-F is a simple sarcopenia screening tool comprising 5 assessment items: strength, assistance walking, rising from a chair, climbing stairs, and falls. The present study aimed to examine the validation of the Korean version of SARC-F for elderly individuals residing in communities.

August 23, 2017

The concept of cognitive frailty was originally proposed to describe a clinical condition characterized by the occurrence of both physical frailty and cognitive impairment, in the absence of overt dementia diagnosis.1 Its conception was motivated by the attempt to delineate an entity in which the impairment of cognitive functioning is not...

August 23, 2017

Use of exercise technologies has benefits for community-dwelling older adults in terms of improved gait and balance. But research on the feasibility of use of exercise technologies in various geriatric health care settings is lacking. Hence, the current study examined the feasibility of implementing an exercise technology intended to augment...

August 23, 2017

Person-centered care (PCC), which considers nursing home resident preferences in care delivery, has been linked to important outcomes such as improved quality of life, resident satisfaction with care, and mood and reduced behavioral symptoms for residents with dementia. Delivery of PCC fundamentally relies on knowledge of resident preferences....

August 23, 2017

Negative effects of restraint use have been well-documented. However, the prevalence of restraints use has been high in long-term care facilities in Hong Kong compared with other countries and this goes against the basic principles of ethical and compassionate care for older people. The present study aimed to review the change in the prevalence...

August 18, 2017

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to reduce the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s (Innovation Center) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model from 67 to 34. In addition, CMS proposes to allow CJR...

August 18, 2017

According to the 2015 Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the denial rate for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) increased from 6.9% in 2014 to 11% in 2015 due to missing or incomplete certification/recertification. CMS reminded that a statement must contain need for...