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By 2030, 61 million people in the United States will be older than 65 years, and they will account for approximately 23% of the population.1,2 The number of people utilizing nursing home (NH) facilities, residential care places, or home care services is anticipated to reach 27 million by 2050.3…
Clinical Experience
Our nation’s health delivery system frequently does not meet the unique needs of older adults. Wide gaps remain between value-driven science and evidence-based models and how care is currently delivered for many conditions that disproportionately affect this population.1 Among the factors that…
Case Report
Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast that can precipitate the development of cryptococcosis.1 The two most common manifestations of the disease are fungemia and meningitis, with pulmonary disease occurring less often.2,3 The majority of patients affected are seropositive for HIV,…
Case Report
Patients are commonly admitted to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for post-stroke rehabilitation. It is common for multiple problems to contribute to post-stroke disability, all of which need to be targeted in the overall rehabilitation plan. Movement disorders are not common after stroke,…
LTC GPS
In an effort to crack down on nursing home (NH) quality and enhance oversight, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken a number of steps. Their latest strategy was to roll out a new consumer alert icon that will be displayed on the profiles of approximately 750 of the 15,…
ECRI Strategies
ECRI Institute and Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging (ALTC) have joined in collaboration to bring ALTC readers periodic articles on topics in risk management, quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI), and safety for persons served throughout the aging services continuum…
AGS Viewpoint
Putting power and potential behind gender equity in health care is not just common sense; it is critical to the future of health, safety, and independence for us all as we age, so says the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in a new position statement. “Gender discrimination isn’t just ‘wrong.’ It…
Practical Research
Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provide care to many patients, usually older patients with complex conditions, and SNFs are increasingly used as a transitional care setting after hospitalization. A common goal among caregivers is to decrease time in the acute care setting in the hospital and…
Commentary
At a recent National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel conference, the organization announced its name change to the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel to reflect the nomenclature change from pressure ulcer to pressure injury.  The conference organizers divided the participants into acute and post…
ECRI Strategies
ECRI Institute and Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging (ALTC) have joined in collaboration to bring ALTC readers periodic articles on topics in risk management, quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI), and safety for persons served throughout the aging services continuum…
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