Editor ’s note
I was recently told a story that demonstrates so well the compassion, selfless service, and generosity of heart shown by nursing home providers and care staff in their everyday work. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Heroes of the Pandemic: No Capes But Lots of Care
The stories of heroics in post-acute and long-term care during the pandemic have been numerous, powerful, and varied. Some are poignant, and some are funny. But the “why” is simple. Lauren Ackerman, director of life enrichment at Azria Health in Omaha, NE, explained, “I overheard a conversation between one of our nurses and a resident. He asked why she is working on the front lines caring for residents in a pandemic. She said that she sees protecting and serving her residents as her calling.” Ms. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Buoyancy Amid the Pandemic: Resilience in Rough Waters
There is a toy for kids that is an inflatable punching bag with a weighted bottom — when the bag is knocked down it bounces right back up. Many post-acute and long-term care leaders and team members have felt that way during the pandemic. They’ve been challenged, stressed, and sometimes overwhelmed, but their resilience has helped them remained buoyant and weather the storm. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Spotlight on Policy
Society members helped us score another legislative victory. In March, the Senate voted 90-2 to pass an agreement reached by Leaders Schumer and McConnell to extend the 2 percent Medicare sequester moratorium that expired on April 1. The bipartisan legislation, offered as an amendment by Senators Shaheen and Collins, would provide a nine-month extension of the moratorium, through December 31. It also contains some technical corrections related to rural health clinics and disproportionate share hospitals. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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AMDA Names 2021 Choosing Wisely Champion
Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD, chief medical officer of Washington state-based Avalon Healthcare, has been named 2021 Choosing Wisely Champion by AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award honors individual clinicians and teams of clinicians who have gone above and beyond to make significant contributions to advance the ideals of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign by working to reduce unnecessary tests , treatments, and procedures in health care. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Journal Highlights From the May Issue of JAMDA
Residents in nursing homes that emphasize care from licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in place of registered nurses (RNs) or certified nursing assistants (CNAs) have higher rates of unplanned rehospitalizations and emergency department use, according to a recent study conducted by a Maryland-based research group. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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In This Issue
Expensive but growing in popularity, the new intervention is yet to convince providers it ’s worthy of investment. 3 (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Don ’t Miss These Events
Website: https://apex.paltc.org/page/live-webinars (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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The Effects of Exergaming in Dementia
Exergaming is an innovative form of exercise that combines physical activity with cognitive stimulation in a gaming environment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, exergaming has exploded in popularity and entered the mainstream through companies such as Peloton. The platform offers potential for people with dementia to be mentally and physically stimulated in a controlled, safe environment. However, such technology can be expensive, and the benefits to people with dementia are uncertain. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Omid Salaami, Heidi White, Milta Oyola Little Tags: Pragmatic Research Source Type: news

Building APRN Gerontology Workforce Capacity Through New APRN Gerontological Specialist Certification
We are reminded every day in our own practices and settings that there is a substantial, growing number of older adults seeking health care services. We are all well aware of the statistics: 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day until 2030 (R. Hemilick, “Baby Boomers Retire,” Pew Research Center, Dec. 29, 2010; https://pewrsr.ch/3rJN5TI). At this pace the older population is projected to exceed the available health care resources. The fastest-growing segment of the United States population is the oldest-old (80 and older). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: George Peraza-Smith Tags: Partner Perspective Source Type: news

Institutional Placebo Effect: Tapping Into the Mind-Body Connection for Better Outcomes
I often fantasize about the ideal long-term care facility: a facility without regulations or the resulting need to document everything. In this dream facility — we will call it Nirvana — the nurses, certified nursing assistants, dieticians, therapists, and social workers spend very little time on a computer and more time interacting with the residents. Freed from the burden of documentation, the nurses and certified nursing assistants can do what they do best: provide compassionate care. Of course, because Nirvana is such a wonderful place to work, it is always fully staffed. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Travis Neill Source Type: news

The Many Benefits of the Futures Program
I must admit, my attendance of the Futures Program in 2013 felt like pure dumb luck. I received the AMDA Foundation Futures Educational Grant through the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association. I was not completely sure what the program entailed, but I knew I wanted to learn more about the environment I loved working in — nursing homes. When introductions were made during the Wednesday evening reception, I recall being one of two nurse practitioners among my cohort. Initially, I was a little intimidated, but then as the evening and subsequent days went on I felt completely accepted. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Victoria Nalls Source Type: news

Process to Earn Certified Medical Director (CMD) Certification
“Today we really need nursing home medical directors who are engaged and knowledgeable about our regulatory and risk management concerns, quality improvement initiatives, infection control requirements, and upgrading clinical services to decrease rates of hospital readmission. In addition to havin g administrative knowledge, we need medical directors who are expert clinicians and can guide residents, families, and staff when tough clinical issues arise, especially about goals of care and end of life decision-making,” said nursing home administrator Mike Moranz, MPH, in a recent story publis hed in Caring (2020;...
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Laura J. Morton Source Type: news

Meeting the Emotional and Behavioral Needs of Younger Residents in Long-Term Care
The National Center for Health Statistics reports that 16.5% of long-term care residents are younger than 65 (Vital Health Stat 3 2016;38:x-xii,1 –105). However, we know that some LTC facilities tend to have higher concentrations of younger adults, and it is not uncommon to encounter individuals in their 20s. Younger adults who reside in LTC settings often fall into one of the following groups: (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Lisa Lind Source Type: news

A Man Named Peter: Living in Long-Term Care as a Younger Adult
Imagine you are 55 years old and moving to a different city and a new “home.” The only time you’ve lived anywhere but your lifelong family home was when you went to college; even then, your older brother was your roommate, and all your courses were together! (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Linda J. Keilman Source Type: news

Social Isolation and Depression: Making the Connection to Help Your Loved One
Paige Hector, LMSW, a clinical educator/consultant and a member of the Caring for the Ages editorial advisory board, takes a look at the connection between social isolation and depression. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Younger Residents in Long-Term Care Find Meaning in Relationships, Engagement
Younger adults make up approximately 15% of the post-acute and long-term care patient population. They are more likely to be men and to have Medicaid as the primary payer (J Gerontol Nurs 2009;35:22-31). More younger adults in PALTC represent those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals with neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Huntington ’s disease, and those with serious mental illness. They are also more likely than their older counterparts to have experienced a traumatic injury that has resulted in profound loss of physical function due to hemiplegia or quadriplegia or loss...
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news

A Younger Adult With Rheumatoid Arthritis and COVID-19 Isolation
Mrs. R is a 47-year-old White woman who moved into the long-term care facility in 2018 when she needed more assistance than could be provided in her adult-care home. Her medical history is long and complicated: rheumatoid arthritis with multiple joint replacements, seizure disorder, right hemiparesis due to cerebrovascular accident, coronary artery disease with iron deficiency anemia, and rheumatic heart disease with aortic and mitral valve replacements. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: Interdisciplinary Team Case Studies Source Type: news

Get Moving on Constipation
Dear Dr. Jeff: Recently our facility had a patient who complained of abdominal pain and vomiting. She was sent to the emergency department where she received a Fleet enema and was returned with a diagnosis of “fecal impaction.” The family complained to surveyors who cited us for a Level G deficiency and imposed a $5,000 fine. The facility leadership has focused on the decision to transfer the resident to the hospital as the problem, but it seems to me that more needs to be fixed. Any suggestions? (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeffrey Nichols Tags: Dear Dr. Jeff Source Type: news

Trust, Consistency, Engagement: Meeting the Complex Needs of Younger Residents and Staff Who Care for Them
When Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD, set out to develop AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s tool kit The Younger Adult in the Long-Term Care Setting (https://bit.ly/3tS7hUM) almost 10 years ago, she and her coauthors found no research to guide them. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

CNAs and Friends, Allies Rally for Health Care Heroes With Virtual March
Storytelling is powerful, and on April 7, over 1,000 certified nursing assistants (CNAs) brought their stories to Washington, DC, for a virtual march organized by the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA). “Now is our time. We have demonstrated our value time and again, but the pandemic showed the world that CNAs make a real and powerful difference,” Lori Porter, NAHCA cofounder and CEO, told the group. “Many of you have given years — decades — to caring for our frail and disabled. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Remembering Lena
Forest Hills Park, Spring 1994 (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jerald Winakur Tags: Meditations on geriatric medicine Source Type: news

Herd Immunity Not Possible in Long-Term Care
Efforts to make post-acute and long-term care communities safe from COVID-19 have resulted in crushing quarantine, social isolation, and mitigation practices for residents and staff. The only current hope of reestablishing any semblance of social normalcy is to create immunity to the disease by vaccination. But can a PALTC facility be a safe place if only a fraction of its residents and staff are vaccinated? If so, how many of them must be vaccinated in order for the facility to be considered safe? There is hope that herd immunity can play a key role in creating safety on a state or national level — if it is reached,...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Steven Fuller Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: news

Nonviolent Communication
Perhaps the title of this article caught your eye. Was your initial response something like, “Are you kidding? I do not use violence to communicate!” If so, you are not alone. This was my reaction as well when I was discussing a care plan with a colleague who informed me that its language was violent. In the moment, I was puzzled and, if I’m truthful, offended. I reread the care plan thinking I had missed something, that staff had written offensive or inappropriate words. My colleague went on the clarify that nonviolent communication supports connection, a universal human need, yet elements of this care p...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Paige Hector Tags: Communication and Culture Source Type: news

AMDA Establishes Behavioral Health Council
When the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services describes the mission of nursing homes, it notes that “each resident must receive and the facility must provide the necessary behavioral health care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being” (42 CFR § 483.40). The majority of residents living in post-acute and long-term care communiti es have one or more psychiatric diagnoses, and all are by definition contending with a major life transition. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Richard Juman, Lea Watson Source Type: news

Why Do We Need a COVID-19 Vaccine? A Plea From a Polio Survivor
As of March 2, 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost over 500,000 Americans ’ lives and approximately 2,500,000 deaths across the world. This ongoing pandemic has not spared any nation or people. It is wiping out older adults and people with complex medical conditions. Almost everyone has a friend, family member, or colleague who has faced challenges brought on by the cor onavirus pandemic and its deadly consequences. Amid this crisis, many have questions: Are we fighting this fight the right way? Are we moving in the right direction to end this pandemic? Most importantly, are we all in this mission together? Are we m...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Fatima A. Naqvi Source Type: news

The Truth About COVID-19 Vaccines
If you or your loved ones are hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine, it is important to know the facts so that you can make an informed decision. Geriatrician Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD, and Lori Porter, CEO and co-founder of the National Association of Health Care Assistants, share the vaccine truths and dispel the myths. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Addressing Public Perception: My Favorite Things About Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
During the first six years of my nursing career, I worked in a busy inpatient psychiatric unit as a staff nurse in a large teaching hospital on the East Coast. Because I was the new nurse on the unit, my patient assignment was determined following the input of more senior nurses. My assignments varied, but typically half the patients I worked with were older adults who had been admitted to inpatient psychiatry for treatment of severe major depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, or treatment-refractory neuropsychiatric symptoms in the context of dementia. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news

You Can ’t Always Get What You Want: Appealing CMS Enforcement Actions
Many of the country ’s 15,400 skilled nursing facilities live in almost mortal fear of a survey that results in enforcement actions by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services. When surveyors determine that noncompliance exists, CMS has a veritable quiver of arrows at its disposal to target the allegedly offending SNF. CMS is authorized by the statute (the Social Security Act) and its implementing regulations at 42 CFR Part 498 to impose one or more “sanctions” (euphemistically referred to as “remedies” but more accurately described as “enforcement actions”) when a SNF is no...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Alan C. Horowitz Source Type: news

2021 Medical Director of the Year: Leslie Eber, the Energized, Engaged, and Exemplary Leader
The Energizer Bunny would run down his battery trying to keep up with Leslie Eber, MD, CMD, who is AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s 2021 Medical Director of the Year. During this past year alone, she has spoken at dozens of virtual meetings, webinars, and podcasts about COVID-19, conducted many interviews with members of the trade and general media, and fought every day to protect her residents and care teams during the worst pandemic in a century, to name a few of her achievements. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

The ABCs of mAbs: Monoclonal Antibody Therapies for COVID-19 Bring Promise, but Limitations Remain
“It’s a big deal. This is different than all the other drugs you’ve heard about. This drug does make a difference in survival rates,” said J. Doug Nelson, MD, a family physician and medical director in Hickory, NC, about monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and their use in treating COVID-19. Early evidence suggests that mAbs treatment can reduce the viral load — the amount of coronavirus in a person’s body — which may lead to milder symptoms and help speed recovery. “For every 12 patients who qualify for this treatment, at least one will be able to keep from going to the hospital. (...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Deprescribing 2.0: Harnessing the Power of Collaboration and Data to Achieve Goals of Care
The topics of polypharmacy and deprescribing have for years filled pages in JAMDA and Caring and rooms at the annual conferences of AMDA – The Society for Long-Term Care and Post-Acute Medicine, but a new working group of long-term care leaders believes deprescribing needs an implementation boost to become more achievable for facilities and impactful for residents’ quality of life. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Visitation After Vaccination: Ethics, Risks, and Benefits Must Be Considered
Decisions about welcoming more visitors into post-acute and long-term care facilities will require ongoing analysis of risk versus benefit, continued vigilance and creativity, ethical considerations, and empathetic, honest communication with family members, according to PALTC leaders who have been advising or formulating guidance on the issue. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

The Promise of Nursing Home Medical Direction: A Work in Progress
“There is no heavier burden than an unfulfilled potential.” – Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Steven Levenson Tags: OBRA Regs Revisited Source Type: news

Survey Blues
Dear Dr. Jeff: Our building has just completed its Department of Health survey — not exactly Annual Survey since we had just experienced an extra survey on infection control mandated for every nursing home in the state by our health department. As with most years, we seem to be on schedule to receive a couple of low-grade deficiencies, which were isolated and caused no actua l harm. But this survey, which most people would call “good,” left the already overstretched and exhausted staff even more demoralized and depressed. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeffrey Nichols Tags: Dear Dr. Jeff Source Type: news

A New Clinician of the Year Award
The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is thrilled to report that in December 2019 the Foundation Board voted to develop a new excellence award to recognize the interdisciplinary roles within the membership of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The Clinician of the Year Award was developed to honor a licensed health care provider who is directly involved in the treatment and care of older adults. Dr. Heidi White, MD, MEd, CMD, a member of the Foundation Board, chaired the subcommi ttee, and the other committee members were Jamyl Walker, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C; Patricia L. (So...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick Tags: Our Foundation Source Type: news

In This Issue
Many providers view the survey process as destructive and hostile. Is a reform in order? 4 (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Journal Highlights From the April Issue of JAMDA
Patients from post-acute and long-term care settings represent a small minority of visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs) but account for a disproportionately high volume of adverse events, according to a retrospective observational study. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Spotlight on Policy: Amid COVID-19 CMS Holds Physicians Harmless From Up to 9% of MIPs Penalties
Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services announced it will hold physicians harmless from up to 9% Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) penalties due to the significant disruptions of the COVID-19 public health emergency on physician practices ’ performance in 2020. Your MIPS eligibility status is specific to each practice you’re associated with. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine advocated for this automatic relief from MIPS penalties and applauds CMS for ensuring PALTC clinicians will not be unduly penal ized during the pandemic. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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2021 Dodd and Pattee Honorees Named
The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has announced the recipient of two prestigious awards for 2021: the William Dodd Founder ’s Award for Distinguished Service and the James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Don ’t Miss These Events
Website: https://apex.paltc.org/page/live-webinars (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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COVID-19 Vaccination: Administration, Adverse Reactions, and Contraindications
The world — and the United States — has been battling the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year now. The latest step in that battle, COVID-19 vaccines are currently being administered to millions of Americans who choose to be vaccinated. As of March 2021, there are three vaccines in the United States that hav e been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These products were granted EUAs in December 2020 and March 2021 and are manufactured by Pfizer and BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen Companies of Johnson& Johnson. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeanne Manzi Source Type: news

Comment on: The Promise of Nursing Home Medical Direction: A Work in Progress
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Commentary on Nalls to Editor ’s Note: Palliative Wound Care for PALTC
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Commentary on Golden to Editor ’s Note: An Urgent Need for Public “Perception” Reform
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An Urgent Need for Public “Perception” Reform
Media outlets are frequently reporting about the disproportionally large number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in nursing homes. Most discussions understandably seem to focus on an urgency to “get something done” to fix this problem. In response, multiple potential policy reforms for the long-term care industry have been recently proposed. Missing from the public policy discussion is the need for “public perception reform” of nursing homes and nursing home health care professiona ls. Effective public discussion about LTC policy reform cannot occur in a society where LTC facilities are often perceived ...
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Adam G. Golden Source Type: news

Artifacts of Culture Change 2.0: More than a Measurement Tool
Over the past year, as long-term care communities have faced the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous stories have been shared of positive outcomes achieved related to nontraditional environments and person-directed practices (J Am Med Dir Assoc 2020;21:1519 –1524). That person-directed practices, such as dedicated staffing and knowing the resident, have made a difference in so many communities is not surprising to those who have been working to support the mission and vision of Pioneer Network for over 20 years. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Joan Devine Source Type: news

Journal Highlights From the March Issue of JAMDA
Four in 10 post-acute care patients do not have timely follow-up visits with their primary care physicians after discharge from skilled nursing facilities, a longitudinal cohort study by Rochester, NY, researchers found. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Journal Highlights Source Type: news

Is There a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist in the House?
A few months ago, I received a call from a retired post-acute and long-term care practitioner who was trying to help a friend locate and schedule an appointment with a geriatric mental health specialist for his mother. The resident was 85 and lived in a small assisted living community about 90 minutes from a major metropolitan area. She had a long history of depression, anxiety, and what sounded like an undiagnosed dependent personality disorder. She had been admitted to the assisted living community one year earlier, and there was no evidence of a neurocognitive disorder. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik Tags: Caring collaborative Source Type: news

When Is It Time for a Nursing Home?
Caring ’s Editor in Chief Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, helps family members navigate tough decisions about a loved one’s need for nursing home care. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Caregiver ’s Corner Source Type: news