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Perspectives

Annals of Long-Term Care
The perception about how services are provided in a long-term care (LTC) setting matter nearly as much as the actual skills of the health care provider.
Annals of Long-Term Care
In their Perspectives article, Tolulope Famuyiro, MBBS, MPH, and coauthors call for universal vaccination against herpes zoster in the older adult population, especially among LTC residents, and provide practical strategies to ensure an increase in vaccine uptake and adherence.
Annals of Long-Term Care
To achieve the goals of reducing emergency room visits, prevent- ing unnecessary hospitalizations, reducing readmissions, and improving the over- all patient experience, models of care that are led or supported by a strong social work component should be integrated into LTC settings.
Annals of Long-Term Care
The author reviews the challenges related to transitions to long-term care teams and explores the integral role of volunteers in aiding these transitions. 
Annals of Long-Term Care
Healthcare policy makers have been attempting to link payments for multiple services that patients receive during an episode of care for many years.
Annals of Long-Term Care
While medical advances have led to effective agents for treating pain, regulatory and public health initiatives have made the treatment of pain challenging.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Models of collaboration between long-term care facilities and dental hygienists have proven efficacious in enhancing overall health outcomes for residents.
Annals of Long-Term Care
This review highlights the practice of workarounds and their contribution to missing or inaccurate indication information, which can compromise patient safety.  
Annals of Long-Term Care
The validity of the Braden Scale in predicting pressure ulcer development is dependent on a several factors.
Annals of Long-Term Care
In nursing homes, directors of nursing (DONs) are responsible for cultivating nurse empowerment.
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