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Annals of Long-Term Care
This study sought to understand the consistency of ratings over a 3-day test-retest period for how satisfied long-term care recipients were with the fulfillment of important everyday preferences.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Poor oral hygiene has been found to be a significant risk factor for the development of pneumonia as well as to negatively impact overall well-being. 
Annals of Long-Term Care
Quadriplegia is a debilitating comorbidity in the hospital setting. It entails a partial to complete motor/sensory loss of both the upper and lower limbs and torso. It may also involve autonomic, bladder, bowel, and sexual functions. 
Annals of Long-Term Care
Lisa M Avery, PharmD, assessed whether a hospital-based antimicrobial stewardship team could decrease inappropriate fluoroquinolone use at a long-term care facility.
Annals of Long-Term Care
To understand the unique barriers impacting CNA ability to care for patients with dementia, the interprofessional team should consider CNA perspectives and address expressed needs through various levels of support. 
Annals of Long-Term Care
Because older adults are unlikely to ask their health care provider about driving cessation, it is incumbent upon health care providers to recognize the need for and to initiate the “driving conversation” with their older patients.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Frailty among residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) is associated with adverse events such as falls, weight loss, functional decline, hospitalization, and death.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Ricardo G Senno, MD, MS, FAAPMR, and colleagues conducted a 3-month observational study at 3 assisted-living communities in Illinois to investigate the correlation of hearing loss and fall risk in residents with dementia.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Samson Barasa, MD, MS, and Donald A Jurivich, DO, analyzed medical records of patients from 3 large metropolitan nursing homes to examine potential relationships between types of insurance and rehabilitation goals.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Anupam Chandra, MD, and colleagues investigated trends in 30-day hospital readmissions among patients discharged to SNFs before and after implementation of the ACA, using interrupted time trend analysis at a community practice of an academic tertiary care center.
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