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Annals of Long-Term Care
With several vaccines against COVID-19 already available through emergency use authorization, others potentially on the way, and a nationwide vaccination campaign to administer the vaccine to as many people as quickly possible, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transition to new phases.
Annals of Long-Term Care
This article discusses the challenges related to addressing the mental health needs of older adults, takes a closer look at a few common mental health issues experienced by those in aging services settings, and describes evidence-based approaches to overcome barriers to mental health care.
Annals of Long-Term Care
In aging services, a culture of safety is critical to ensuring safe, high-quality care and services. In fact, numerous studies show a link between a positive safety culture and improved safety within a health care organization.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Every competent adult—or his or her representative—has the fundamental right to make informed decisions regarding health care, whether that means declining treatment of terminal illnesses or simply choosing not to follow doctors’ orders.
Annals of Long-Term Care
This article discusses the importance of internal and external notifications and best practices to help organizations mobilize a response to an incident in a timely fashion. ​​​​​​​
Annals of Long-Term Care
As patient care shifts away from inpatient acute care settings to different post-acute care (PAC) settings, clinicians in these outpatient settings rely upon the patients’ discharge documentation to support care coordination.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Comprehensive immunization programs can therefore be an important part of a provider organization’s risk, quality, and safety practices contributing to environments that help to inhibit adverse events. 
Annals of Long-Term Care
This article will discuss how aging services facilities can determine whether to evacuate or shelter in place, types of evacuations, and relevant guidance and regulations to consider.
Annals of Long-Term Care
Effective postincident response is a critical element of an aging services organization’s resident and patient safety program and an important part of improving risk management, quality, and safety practices
Annals of Long-Term Care
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…
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