LTC Bulletin Board

LTC Bulletin Board

obese man

Increasing obesity is associated with reduced hospice use and in-home death as well as lower-quality end-of-life care.

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The GOLD 2017 Report, highlighting changes in diagnosis, de-escalation therapy, nonpharmacologic therapies, and multicomorbidity management, has been published.


The OPTIMISTIC study added 25 facilities across Indiana as it expands its efforts to improve the health and health care of long-term nursing home residents.

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Nursing facility residents are more likely to receive NP home care than older adults still living in their own homes.


The American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians published a guideline on systolic pressure.

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A study in the JAMA found that nonfrail older men with current or a past history of depression demonstrated greater impairment of functional and physical capacity.

seniors sitting

The practice of a simple meditation or music program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss.

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Authors of a JAMA Psychiatry article assert that delirium may have far-reaching consequences, including speeding up or increasing the effects of dementia.

Researchers led by Pedro Caldana Gordon, MD, MSc, Hospital Santa Marcelina (São Paulo, Brazil), aimed to verify the validity of the proposed NINDS criteria and explore its possible applications in clinical practice.

old woman

Researchers suggest that a worsening in frailty can lead to an almost two-fold increased risk of incident depression, regardless of the initial level of impairment.