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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…
Practical Research
Effective communication is a key aspect of healthy aging. The ability to hear and communicate well can affect one’s social life and wellbeing. It can also affect one’s ability to perform everyday activities, such as grocery shopping and going to the post office, as well as more critical…
Quality Improvement
  All supplemental images are at the end of this article below the references or in the attached PDF.  Thirty-day hospital readmissions are common among residents of subacute rehabilitation (SAR) facilities due to the older age, comorbidity, and frailty of this population.1 Rehospitalization of…
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
A new article from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) offers a deep dive into some of the hard-hitting questions geriatrics clinicians face when discussing long-term care (LTC) insurance with older adults and caregivers. Despite common misperceptions, financing for LTC is…
Commentary
By John DenBoer, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist Dementia is a difficult thing to deal with. Many people across the world suffer from some form of dementia, with Alzheimer disease being the most common. As a dementia specialist, I have seen how people can struggle when suffering with dementia.…
Quality Improvement
Oral care (OC) received by older adults in long-term care (LTC) has been deemed “deplorable.”1 Functional and cognitive impairments experienced by older adults in LTC result in reliance on staff to provide or facilitate OC. Even with staff assistance, the quality of OC provided may be affected by…
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
Historically, all that long-term care (LTC) providers needed to know about coding was the current procedural terminology (CPT®) code that covered the intensiveness of the service they provided their patients. CPT, developed by the American Medical Association (AMA), is the primary way that…
AGS Viewpoint
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) again pledged enthusiastic support for the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and Readiness (EMPOWER) for Health Act of 2019 (HR 2781). HR 2781 took a significant step toward becoming law in July 2019 following approval of the…
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