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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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