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Commentary
A Continuing Care Retirement Center (CCRC) has found itself continually recruiting and orienting nursing staff only to have them leave their positions within a few months of hire.  In fact, there had been several RNs who left after a week, citing the volume of work and their perception of…
Commentary
By Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC “Michael, you look great!” were the words out of the mouth from my dear friend from Israel who came over to see me after hearing that I was very ill and receiving palliative care. My e-mail address had been changed when I resigned from my staff position and the “…
Commentary
In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society1, study authors examined the prevalence of inappropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on out-of-hospital patients aged 80 years and older. In addition, the study authors observed the outcomes of the intervention in this…
Review
Older adults with multiple comorbidities are at a higher risk for thromboembolic events compared with the general population. Currently, the major predictor of cardiovascular events in older individuals is atrial fibrillation (AF).1 AF is an arrhythmia characterized by the rapid and irregular…
Review
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…
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