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Annals of Long-Term Care

June 2012
·Volume
20
· Issue
6

LTC Bookshelf

Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(6):48.

Features

Commentary

Douglas R. Smucker, MD, MPH

Dr. Smucker is adjunct professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH.

Smucker DR. Ending hand feeding of patients with advanced cognitive decline: what is "doing the right thing"? Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(6):41-42.

Perspectives

Karl Singer, MD; Patrick Clary, MD

Dr. Singer is a geriatric medicine, internal medicine, and family practice physician with Core Physicians, Exeter Family Care, Exeter, NH. Dr. Clary is a palliative care physician with Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, Rockingham, NH. 

Singer K, Clary P. Doing the right thing. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(6):40-41.

Practical Research

Guy Fragala, PhD, PE, CSP, CSPHP; Bonnie Perry, MS; Maren Fragala, PhD, CSCSD

Dr. Guy Fragala is senior advisor for ergonomics, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Tampa, FL. Ms. Perry is a test engineer for Joerns Healthcare, Baldwyn, MS. Dr. Maren Fragala is assistant professor of sport and exercise science, University of Central Florida, Orlando. 

Fragala G, Perry B, Fragala M. Examining bed width as a contributor to risk of falls from bed in long-term care. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(6):35-38.

Review

Jessica Woolhiser Stallings, MS, ATR-BC; Sarah K. Thompson, MS

Ms. Stallings is assistant professor, Art Therapy Counseling Program, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, and also operates a private art therapy practice in Emporia. Ms. Thompson is a therapeutic recreation assistant and art therapist.

Stallings JW, Thompson SK. Use of art therapy in geriatric populations. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(6):28-32.

Review

Sheldon P. Hersh, MD, FACS; Joshua N. Hersh, MD, FAAN

Dr. Sheldon Hersh is an otolaryngologist in private practice in Forest Hills, NY; and Dr. Joshua Hersh is in private practice with Princeton & Rutgers Neurology, Somerset, NJ.

Hersh SP, Hersh JN. Vestibular disorders in an aging population: practical applications for long-term care facilities. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(6):20-25.

Departments

Conferences

Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(6)16-18.

Editor's Page

Gregg Warshaw, MD; Medical Editor

Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(6):10.

Washington Update

Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(6):13-14.

Columns

Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD 

Series Editor: Barney S. Spivack, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD

Dr. Stefanacci served as a CMS Health Policy Scholar for 2003-2004, is associate professor of health policy, University of the Sciences, and a Mercy LIFE physician, Philadelphia, PA; and is chief medical officer, The Access Group, Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Dr. Spivack is associate physician editor of Clinical Geriatrics, and is Medicare Medical Director, OptumHealth Care Solutions, United Healthcare, Westport/Trumbull, CT; founder, Connecticut Geriatrics Society; and consultant in geriatric medicine, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT, and Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT.

Stefanacci RG. Medicare's push for more "skin in the game." Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. Online exclusive. June 2012.

AGS Viewpoint

AGS applauds new measures to reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotics. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2012;20(6):12-13.

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