Racial Disparities Exposed by COVID-19
The COVID 19 pandemic has laid bare the evidence of long-standing racial inequities in health care in the United States. National statistics available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, “COVID 19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups,” June 25, 2020, https://bit.ly/31r5lI6) and data collected at the state level (COVID Racial Data Tracker, https://covidtracking.com/race) consistently demonstrate that individuals of color are at greater risk of contracting, being hospitalized for, and dying from COVID-19 compared with their white counterparts, when accounting for each group’s share of ...
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik, Richard Stefanacci Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news

On Being a Hero: An Honor and a Burden?
Health care staff are being applauded as heroes. Signs with “Heroes Work Here” have appeared across the country in front of nursing homes and hospitals. In urban areas, people share their gratitude for health care heroes by banging on pots and pans and clapping as the workers head off to work. Everyone likes a hero story — someone who prevails against the odds and makes the world a better place. We feel uplifted and inspired, at a time when we need it most. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Paige Hector Tags: Communication and Culture Source Type: news

From Inactive to Active Too Fast: Go Slow to Avoid a Fall
Arif Hussain, DO, talks about the risk of falling after a period of isolation and how to stay safe and strong post-COVID. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Caregiver ’s Corner Source Type: news

“Good” Death During the Pandemic
“Surrounded by family” is a phrase often used to depict the concept of a “good” death. To die among loved ones is something we desire for ourselves and practitioners want for their patients. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. “It’s hard enough to wrap your brain around death, but this is even more difficult when people have to die alone — without loved ones or even caregivers or other team members at their bedside. That, as much as anything, is making this pandemic about traumatic grief and loss,” said Carla Cheatham, MA, MDiv, PhD, TRT, author of Hospice Whispers:...
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Grassroots Group Unites for Effective COVID-19 Response
They came on the screen — one, then two, then three, then more. At first, they exchanged pleasantries and talked about work and upcoming events. Then Timothy Holahan, DO, CMD, introduced Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, who provided an update on Monroe County, NY, COVID-19 in post-acute and long-term care, including numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Telemedicine: Not New but Never More Useful
During the session “Expert Consensus on the Use of Telemedicine in the Roles, Tasks, and Functions of the PALTC Medical Director” at the Annual Conference of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD, noted that the concept of virtual medicine is hardly new. Ba ck in the 1970s, “TV physician Marcus Welby used the phone to render general care,” she pointed out. Even more telling was the scene in the 1960s cartoon The Jetsons, where Elroy tries to stay home sick from school — only to have his mother arrange a telemedicine visit. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Lack of Evidence Complicates Care for Nursing Home Residents With Epilepsy
There ’s mixed news for the diagnosis and management of epilepsy in nursing homes, where the prevalence of the disorder is estimated to be more than seven times higher than among seniors in the community. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

A Better Future From COVID Pandemic Lessons
More than six months after the SARS-CoV-2 virus began its spread through the United States, nursing home leaders and staff feel battered. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Moving Toward a Post-COVID World
Has the advent of COVID-19 changed your life in a significant way? Has it caused a cancellation of that trip to Europe, torpedoed a lifetime dream cruise to the Far East, trashed your budget, doubled or tripled the medical director hours at your struggling facilities, or caused the death or illness of those special facility staff members or residents that you just love to see on rounds? If you answer “No” to such questions, I can only assume you are piloting an Orbiter expedition to Mars, because I know you do not live here on Earth. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: James E. Lett Tags: Our Foundation Source Type: news

Diagnosis and Prevention of Common Respiratory Illnesses
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest public health challenge we have faced since World War II. Since its emergence in Asia late last year, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread to every continent except Antarctica. Cases are rising daily in Africa, the Americas, and Europe (United Nations Development Programme, “COVID-19 Pandemic,” 2020, https://bit.ly/31fHqvf). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeanne Manzi Tags: LTC Pharmacy Source Type: news

Palliative Care Amid the Pandemic: Resources for PALTC Providers and Families
As the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold and the death rate begins to take shape with accurate reporting and more frequent testing, David Grabowski, Ph.D., a researcher at Harvard Medical School ’s Health Care Policy Department who studies nursing homes, says that when the final data are in, nursing homes will probably account for about half of all COVID-19 deaths in every state — as they already do in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, among others (New York Times, May 5, 202 0, https://nyti.ms/3cwZGC5). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Melissa McClean, Victoria Nalls Source Type: news

Honesty Is the Best Policy
Dear Dr. Jeff: Our facility is being severely criticized by families for not sharing with them information about the status of the novel coronavirus among the residents of our building and among our staff. This seems to go across the board from families of the small number of residents who died or the somewhat larger number who were sick but have recovered and to many families whose loved ones have been absolutely fine. We simply issued statements affirming that we were following CMS and CDC guidelines and doing everything that we could during a difficult time. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeffrey Nichols Tags: Dear Dr. Jeff Source Type: news

Unsafe Discharges: Ethics, Risk Reduction, and Obligations, Part 1
Physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) often face ethical challenges while facilitating transitions of care, especially when the transitions appear unsafe for the patient. Two particularly challenging scenarios are discharges from the skilled nursing facility against medical advice (AMA) and discharges associated with cessation of insurance coverage for SNF care. Providers may wonder how to do the right thing while reducing risk to themselves, the SNF, and the patient. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Sing Palat Tags: Caring Transitions Source Type: news

Regulatory Visit via Telehealth and the Value of the Interdisciplinary Team
Editor ’s note: This column was inspired by a real case, and the responses of the team members have been written by the editors of the column as an example of how the interdisciplinary team (IDT) can contribute to comprehensive, person-centered care. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: IDT Case Studies Source Type: news

Don ’t Miss These Events
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In This Issue
Being regarded as a hero may contribute to unrealistic expectations that may be detrimental to the health care worker. 3 (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Journal Highlights From the July Issue of JAMDA
Post-acute and long-term care facilities have learned more about how to respond to outbreaks of COVID-19, as well as the consequences of ineffective responses or none at all. COVID-19 also “has exposed how fundamentally broken our approach to providing care and support to our nation’s older adults has become,” writes Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, the executive director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, along with his coauthors David A. Nace, MD, M PH, CMD, and Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSF, in a recent special article. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Journal Highlights Source Type: news

News From the Society
David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, president of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, is representing the Society on the administration’s new Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes. The Commission was created to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the nursing home response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It include s leading industry experts, clinicians, medical ethicists, administrators, academicians, infection control and prevention professionals, state and local authorities, residents, families, resident/patient advocates, and other experts. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Connecting to Reduce Stress
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the responsibilities of health care professionals practicing in long-term care settings have expanded dramatically, with self-care becoming an essential skill. Many, however, have found themselves unprepared for the change. To help providers and staff, Ithaca College and its partners have adapted for the LTC settings Stress First Aid, a self-care and peer support model developed for the military (Nash et al, “Combat and Operational Stress First Aid for Caregivers Training Manual,” U.S. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Drawing from the CDC for the Four S ’s for Safer LTC Visitations
Socializing with family and friends is essential for older adults in long-term care because it significantly reduces the depression and anxiety that may come from isolation and loneliness. Unfortunately, today socializing may also bring COVID-19 infections to one of the most at-risk populations for morbidity and mortality from this disease. It is estimated that over 40% of the COVID-19 deaths in LTC resulted from visitation, which in turn resulted in most LTC settings banning visitors. We have now gained a better understanding of how to manage the risk of COVID-19 spread while benefiting from reopening to visitation, so ma...
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Richard G. Stefanacci Source Type: news

Can We Survive the Elder Care Crisis in the Age of COVID-19?
I have spent a lifetime in medicine caring and advocating for aging patients, and worrying about them. Meanwhile, medicine has changed from a profession centered on the relationship between one doctor and one patient, into a highly profitable industry centered on expensive procedures and pharmaceuticals — on technology over touch. There has been one major exception to this trend: the subspecialty area of geriatrics, notably long-term care (LTC) medicine and palliative care. Our older citizens are dying by the tens of thousands, yet who does CMS blame for the disgraceful number of COVID-19 deaths in LTC? The facilitie...
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Jerald Winakur Tags: Meditations on Geriatric medicine Source Type: news

Thoughts in a Pandemic
As a geriatrician working in a long-term care facility, I realized early on that if there was an outbreak of COVID-19 with my older patients, there was a high possibility of poor outcomes. With all of the data showing most COVID-19 mortality in patients above the age of 65, I felt that this was a pandemic that we would have to face sooner or later. But the problem seemed far away as things seemed quiet at the skilled nursing facility where I was practicing. “It’s happening in another nursing home,” I thought. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Woody Chang Source Type: news

Strategies for Protecting Patients and Staff From COVID-19
Post-acute and long-term care patients are at increased risk for COVID-19 morbidity and mortality due to frailty, significant functional limitations, and the presence of more chronic and complex conditions than most community-dwelling older adults. Additionally, the congregate nature of PALTC settings and the need for close interpersonal contact during care interactions also increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission. As a result of the frailty of this patient population, the supportive activities required, and the community environment, LTC settings have the highest risk of COVID-19 infection, so special processes are nee...
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik, Richard Stefanacci Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news

Proactive Communication and Collaboration With Families During COVID-19
These are frightening, insecure times. More than likely, families are reading multiple stories about coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19), some of which conflict and may cause even more fear and alarm. Proactive and transparent communication with families can help minimize some of the fear and counter misinformation. A trauma-informed organization demonstrates trustworthiness and transparency, which is reinforced by clear, timely, and accurate communication. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Paige Hector Source Type: news

Are Your Quality Assessment and Assurance Documents Safe From Prying Eyes?
Federal regulations require that all skilled nursing facilities must have a functioning Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program and a Quality Assessment and Assurance (QAA) committee (Medicaid and Medicare Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities, Fed Regist 2016;81:68688 –68872; codified at 42 CFR § 483.75, effective November 28, 2017; http://bit.ly/38fnRmx). To help surveyors determine whether nursing facilities are in substantial compliance with the applicable federal regulations, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services provides guidance in the form of the State ...
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Alan C. Horowitz Tags: Legal issues Source Type: news

Saying “Hello” to Age-Friendly Health Systems
Speaking virtually to her audience at the Annual Conference of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, closing keynote speaker and the Society board member Alice Bonner, PhD, APRN, GNP, said, “Keep focusing on things that are positive. We need that more than ever.” In her presentation, “Adventures in Aging During a Difficult Time,” D r. Bonner shared some stories and personal reflection while talking about the world of Age-Friendly Health Systems. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Quality Measurement in Assisted Living: Emerging Practices
Quality measurement in assisted living (AL) isn ’t a one-size-fits-all proposition, and it is especially challenging because this care setting is state regulated, with wide variations across the country. Yet AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and its members working in AL have promoted the need to identify metrics f or quality care in this setting. “The Role of Quality Measurement in Assisted Living: Current Advances and Controversies,” a session at the Society’s virtual Annual Conference, addressed these efforts in depth. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Tags: Conference Highlights Source Type: news

AMA President Talks Life During COVID, Opioids, and Physician Burnout
“Together we are stronger,” American Medical Association (AMA) President Patrice Harris, MD, MA, told her audience in the Saturday General Session at the virtual Annual Conference of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. “We are a ready and willing partner,” she sa id, on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues. “We can’t change the system without everyone’s support and the work we do in our respective professions.” (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Leaders Share Policy Updates on COVID, and Much, Much More
The Public Policy Update during the virtual Annual Conference of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine addressed several developments, challenges, and changes, but one theme was consistent: the Society is working hard to advocate for its members and their patients. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

The Power of “Can”: Being Able to Help Others Gives Residents’ Lives Meaning
“If it was me and I woke up in the morning and only had to thank others for caring for me, I’d want to end it.” That was the honest assessment a certified nurse assistant (CNA) once offered to Matthew Lysobey, MPH, LNHA, of the residents’ daily lives. That was a powerful reminder of how impo rtant having a purpose is to residents, he said. Mr. Lysobey addressed this in “When No One Needs You Anymore: A Service-Based Approach to Depression in the Nursing Home,” the Anne-Marie Filkin Lecture he delivered at the virtual Annual Conference of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long- ...
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Iron, Vitamin B12, and Folate Deficiencies Have “Dreadful Consequences,” but Treatments Are Available
Anemia is not a normal consequence of aging — it is an overlooked sign of underlying illness, so the approach should be to evaluate, delineate, and address the cause or causes, said T.S. Dharmarajan, MD, at the Annual Conference of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Update: Semaglutide and Linagliptin as Basal Insulin Alternatives
Cardiovascular comorbidities and risk reduction play a major new role in pharmacologic therapy for type 2 diabetes, with sodium-glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists now recommended as part of the glucose-lowering regimen for patients who have established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or indicators of high-risk, chronic kidney disease (CKD) or heart failure (HF). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Your Foundation Salutes You
The year 2020 has been filled with surprises, if not bewilderment, for us all. It is unlikely that any of us could have predicted a year ago — or six months ago, or even three months ago — what our world would be like today. COVID-19 has truly turned the planet on its ear. My previous watershed event for before and after used to be the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. I measured my thoughts by what life had bee n like before 9/11 versus afterward. My frame of reference has now changed to what the world was like “pre-COVID-19” and will be measured by “since COVID-19&rdquo...
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: James E. Lett Tags: Our Foundation Source Type: news

“Unnecessary” Medications: The Never-Ending Pandemic
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. (The more things change, the more they stay the same.)— Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1849) (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Steven Levenson Tags: OBRA Regs Revisited Source Type: news

Doctor, Patient, Caregiver: My Suspected COVID Story
It was the first day of spring, March 19, 2020. The security guard at the gate asked me the basic questions for COVID-19 screening as well as a few other questions that we had developed for our organization based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention ’s recommendations. I replied “no” to each one, with no hesitation. However, when the staff checked my temperature, to my surprise it was 100.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The security guard told me that I could not enter the building, based on the instructions he’d been given. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Fatima A. Naqvi Tags: We Are PALTC Source Type: news

Poems
By Fatima A. Naqvi, MD, CMDAll covered up with N-95, personal protective equipment, |I peeked in through the open door,concealing my sentimentsconcealing my sentiments,Wondering how he is recovering on this COVID unit.Even before this pandemic he was frail and unfit.Bouncing back and forth between health and illness,His decline was multiplex leading to further weakness.As they say COVID hits elderly with co-morbidities,How often are we ready to face harsh realities?There he is, lying on bed; oxygen and face mask on,Motionless, except, rapid chest moving up and down. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Advance Directives in the COVID-19 Era
Dear Dr. Jeff: On the list of recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic from every expert is the suggestion that residents and families be approached regarding advance directives such as Do Not Resuscitate and Do Not Intubate orders and Living Wills. Weren ’t facilities always required to do this both by federal law and the federal Requirements of Participation in Medicare and Medicaid? Did the coronavirus pandemic change these requirements? (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeffrey Nichols Tags: Dear Dr. Jeff Source Type: news

Don ’t Miss These Events
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In This Issue
A long-term care provider documents her experience in isolation while awaiting her COVID-19 test result. 3 (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Journal Highlights From the August Issue of JAMDA
Dimensions, palatability, and the appearance of the final drug product all help determine older individuals ’ acceptance of and adherence to medication regimens, according to a mixed-methods systematic review conducted in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Foundation Announces 2020 QI and QIHO Awards for Innovative Projects
The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has announced its 2020 Quality Improvement (QI) and Quality Improvement& Health Outcomes (QIHO) Award recipients. The QI Award went to Fatima Sheikh, MD, MPH, CMD, and her team at FutureCare NorthPoint in Baltimore, MD, for the project “Understanding Long-Term Care Residents’ Perceptions on Interdisciplinary Care Plan Meetings.” Howard Finger, DO, of Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Roosevelt, NY, won the QIHO Award for his program, “MOLST PI Project/Application of the Algorithm for the Unbefriended in Conju nction with the...
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: News From the Society Source Type: news

Letter to the Editors: Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Verbal Agitation and Disruptive Vocalization
It is always useful to remind practitioners that nonpharmacologic interventions are most effective for the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, and the review in the recent issue of Caring (2020;21[2]:19) provides excellent guidance. However, the summary table appears to address only evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on treatment of verbal agitation, sometimes called disruptive vocalization, and it states there are “no effective interventions.” There are no RCT results for treatment of this condition because, fortunately, it is relatively rare. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joyce Simard, Ladislav Volicer Source Type: news

The Ethics of Discharges Against Medical Advice
Mr. G is ticked off. The 58-year-old man arrived at your facility about two days ago after a hospital stay for alcohol withdrawal and sepsis. Upon admission, you fielded several questions from him about how soon you would “let me out of here.” (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: James Wright Tags: Medical Ethics Source Type: news

Conference Moments
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine held its 2020 Annual Conference virtually. Thank you to the speakers and attendees who helped make it such a big success. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio in March. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Year in Review: The Most Relevant Research of the Year Addresses Key PALTC Issues
Presented at this year ’s virtual Annual Conference of AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the Year in Review session featured a discussion of several articles published in the past year that the presenters determined to be most relevant to the field of post-acute and long-term care. Each of the three presenters summarized three articles to enable the audience to assess the latest published evidence and to consider changes to their practice based on the evidence. Select articles from the session are summarized below. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Anna Boyum Source Type: news

Frailty Is More Than Meets the Eye
Steven Buslovich, MD, MSHCPM, CMD, a New York –based geriatrician, talks about frailty and what this means for your loved one’s health and care options. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Caregiver ’s Corner Source Type: news

Failing or Graduating?
The other day a friend remarked to me that her father was failing. He was in his 80s and had retired from a career he enjoyed for many years, one that had provided a good lifestyle for him and his family. From all I knew about this man, he had lived a very good life — and now he was “failing”? When a person is failing, there is usually something they can do about it. Failing a course in school means you might need to study more. Failing at work means you should consider speaking with your manager and discussing solutions. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Comment on: Failing or Graduating?
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PALTC Leaders Talk Partnerships for Better Health Outcomes
For over 20 years, FMDA – The Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has been hosting the National Leaders Forum during its annual conference. It has welcomed a long list of exceptional national leaders of organizations that have had a positive impact on the continuum of care. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Ian Cordes Source Type: news

Empowering Staff and Partnering with Families in the Midst of a Pandemic
Facilities across the country may find themselves in different stages of the pandemic. Adjust the recommendations to suit your facility ’s needs. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Paige Hector Source Type: news