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Researchers found that many nursing home residents who are hospitalized often develop preventable health problems, including serious, life-threatening, and fatal complications, upon their return to…
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…

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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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