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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…
LTC GPS
To improve the transition for older adults from acute care into post-acute care (PAC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule regarding discharge planning.1 CMS believes that this rule will place patients “in the driver’s seat” of their care transitions…
AGS Viewpoint
A seminal program for preventing delirium and loss of function for older adults stands poised for a major expansion thanks to the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). As the soon-to-be newest addition to the AGS “CoCare” portfolio, a suite of programs helping embed geriatrics expertise in broader…
Case Report
Cognitive impairment in the older population is becoming a worldwide epidemic dominated by neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer disease (AD). While it is estimated that AD will affect 14 million people in the United States by 20501, one-third of all adults will experience a stroke,…
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…
LTC GPS
With a projection short fall of between 46,900 and 121,900 physicians in the health care workforce by 2032, who will fill the gap?1 One answer could be nurse practitioners (NPs). NPs are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who are prepared through advanced graduate education and clinical…
AGS Viewpoint
Declining mental sharpness “just comes with age,” right? Not so fast, say geriatrics researchers and clinicians gathered at a prestigious 2018 conference hosted by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) with support from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). In a report published in the Journal of…
Editor's Page
Continuous study of the clinical and functional characteristics of the patient population that we care for is integral in providing high-quality, patient-centered care. Constant reevaluation of care protocols and processes is also a key practice for care improvement. The articles in this issue…
Quality Improvement
All supplementary materials can be found at the end of this article following the references.  Adequate sleep is important for optimal cognitive and physical function. Older adults are often troubled by poor sleep, with 13% to 20% experiencing insomnia.1 Poor sleep is associated with negative…
Quality Improvement
Diabetes is one of the largest health threats to Americans and to the US health care system. Approximately $322 billion is spent annually on diabetes care, representing 1 of every 5 total health care dollars and 1 of every 3 Medicare dollars.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports…
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