Editor's Page

Editor's Page

The articles in this issue of Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging provide implementation strategies related to ASPs, tips on preventing and managing infectious outbreaks, and a discussion of how LTC staff terminology during daily care can influence the quality or perceived quality of care delivered.

The articles in this issue of Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging address screening and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) as well as enhanced medication management approaches for LTC to improve care efficiency. 

The feature articles in this digital issue of Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging discuss common challenges facing the oldest residents in LTC in order to help improve their quality of life. 

The articles in this issue of Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging touch on areas of medical ethics, geriatrics-friendly emergency departments (EDs), and the importance of caring for long-term care (LTC) employees as well as residents.

The articles in this issue of ALTC touch on the challenge of determining the proper balance of medical assistance while also attempting to preserve whatever independence an older individual can handle safely.

The articles in this issue of ALTC discuss the management and potential prevention (or at least early recognition) of dementia and herpes zoster—prevalent geriatric conditions often seen in long-term care settings.

Articles in this issue of Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging®(ALTC) discuss strategies to improve access and delivery of palliative care in nursing facilities and explore factors contributing to improved patient therapeutic outcomes.

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The articles in the 2017 Novermber/December issue of Annals of Long-Term Care address common geriatric conditions across care settings as well as care delivery specifically in SNFs, providing readers with rare instances of clinical conditions and organizational approaches concerning practical clinical care.

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The articles in the 2017 September/October issue of ALTC center around strategies geriatricians can use to enhance clinical care in light of the increasing strain on care facilities with the growing older adult population.

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The articles presented in this issue discuss cases and methods to help providers maintain high-quality continuity of care for older adults across health care settings.