Volume 26 - Issue 6 - November 2018

Issue 6
November 2018


Neva L Crogan, PhD, ARNP, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAAN1 • Aditya Simha, PhD2

The purpose of this article is to describe the planning, implementation, and evaluation of an MA-C quality improvement initiative in the 50-bed LTC unit of one Eastern Washington NH. | Read More
Ann Longterm Care. 2018;26(6):19-25. doi:10.25270/altc.2018.06.00029
Received October 23, 2017; accepted December 19, 2017. 
Published online June 13, 2018

Shenbagam Dewar, MD1 • Theodore Suh, MD, PhD, MHS1,2

Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is a highly prevalent condition among older adults in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). | Read More
Ann Longterm Care. 2018;26(6):27-32. doi:10.25270/altc.2018.06.00032
Received October 29, 2017; accepted January 10, 2018.
Published online June 13, 2018.


Victor Lane Rose, MBA, NHA, FCPP, CPASRM—Column Editor

ECRI Institute advises organizations to take an approach that combines setting realistic expectations, encouraging use of advance directives, and training staff to reduce all of these risks. | Read More

 Ann Longterm Care. 2018;26(6):15-17. doi:10.25270/altc.2018.11.00045

Richard G Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD—Column Editor

There are several financial models and programs that focus on this need to improve the value LTC providers’ care delivery, with more value-based models to come in the near future. | Read More

 Ann Longterm Care. 2018;26(6):11-13. doi:10.25270/altc.2018.11.00046


American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

According to AGS experts, the proposal outlined by CMS presents a high risk for significant unintended consequences and could negatively impact patient care, especially for people with complex care needs. | Read More
Gregg Warshaw, MD
Medical Editor
The articles in this issue of Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging address screening and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) as well as enhanced medication management approaches for LTC to improve care efficiency.  | Read More