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The "Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly" provides services funded by Medicaid and Medicare that range from medical and mental health care to hot lunches, recreation, transportation and…
Researchers found that older adults who exercise may reduce their risk of falls by more than a third compared to sedentary peers.


Briana Mezuk, PhD, University of Michigan School of Public Health, shares insights on what LTC staff can do to lower the risk of suicide among residents.
Laura Mosqueda, MD, professor of family medicine in geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, highlights current rates of elder abuse cases and explains how long-term care facilities can identify and prevent future instances of abuse.
Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, explains why clinicians should evaluate the risk-benefit profile of the different antidementia medications and individualize their prescribing patterns based on their…
All long-term care (LTC) institutional caregivers should seek to work closely with family caregivers/ advocates to further what should be a common dual mission: to provide the best possible care for each resident while making life easier for their…

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Ronald J. Shumacher, MD, FACP, CMD, chief medical officer for Optum Care Services, discusses a recent study that looked specifically at inpatient utilization or hospitalization rates, transfers to the emergency department, and skilled nursing use…
Chris Caulfield, RN, chief nursing officer at IntelyCare, highlights factors that lead to burnout for nurses, the environment that encourages higher rates of burnout, and what facilities can do to combat burnout.
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