The Futures Program: A Solution to the Physician Shortage in Geriatrics and Long-Term Care
Today ’s digital and print geriatrics news are citing, almost daily, the overall workforce shortage being experienced in the United States. When we look specifically at health care, it reflects what is occurring in the general workforce. Within health care, I want to focus specifically on physicians. Th ere are limited studies on the physician workforce; however, there are many projections of physician shortages, based on forecasting models, by 2030. In terms of geriatrics physicians, the numbers are staggeringly high. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Denise Wassenaar Tags: Our Foundation Source Type: news

Sepsis: More Common and Deadly Than You May Think
AMDA President Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, talks about a serious condition you may not be familiar with but should be to keep your loved one safe. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Tags: Caregiver ’s Corner Source Type: news

Drive to Describe Effort Aspires to Move the Needle on Polypharmacy
When AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine surveyed leaders in the field about what topics they would like to help move the needle on, polypharmacy rose to the top of the list. “We had a consensus, and we agreed to come together, brainstorm, and commit to moving the needle on this issue and, eventually, others,” said Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, chief medical officer for Signature HealthCare and past-president of the Society. The result was the establishment of an interdisciplinary workgroup and the launch of the Society’s Drive to Deprescribe (D2D) initiative — and it has take...
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Caring for the Resident with Complex Medical Needs in Assisted Living
Mr. P is an 89-year-old Black man who transitioned to assisted living after an acute hospitalization for pneumonia and then a short stay in post-acute care for therapy and to stabilize his chronic medical problems. Before that time he had been living independently, but he was hospitalized three times over the past year due to exacerbations of congestive heart failure and his underlying restrictive pulmonary disease (COPD). His additional medical history includes hyponatremia, chronic kidney disease, and anxiety. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: IDT Case Studies Source Type: news

The Future of Assisted Living
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on all long-term care settings, including assisted living (AL), some of the biggest trends in the industry began years before COVID-19 gained center stage. These include a greater focus on the medical needs of residents. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Katherine O ’Brien Source Type: news

I ’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Up: Screening, Prevention, and the Impact of Medications
Falls are a serious problem that could quickly move an older adult from an assisted living community into a skilled nursing facility. Prevention of falls that contribute to disability in older adults is a high priority for maintaining their independence and quality of life. Ensuring the highest level of functionality for older adults is an important element in preventing disability for as long as possible (Int J Gen Med 2012;5:805 –813). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeanne Manzi, Robert C. Accetta Tags: LTC Pharmacy Source Type: news

Optimizing Medical Director Performance in an Ever More Challenging Environment
“You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”—Abraham Lincoln (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Steven Levenson Tags: OBRA Regs Revisited Source Type: news

Setting the Standards to Support a Person-Centered Culture in Assisted Living
One of the certain benefits of providing elder care within an organized living setting is the ability of the provider to operationalize standards that support consistency of care practices. Although assisted living settings have long been considered the less-regulated younger sibling of nursing homes, today ’s rising resident acuity (C.E. Laxton, “It’s Time We Integrate Medical Care Into Assisted Living,” McKnight’s Senior Living, Feb. 25, 2019; https://bit.ly/3duRndj), increasing regulations, and more complex clinical capabilities have all contributed to a much-needed focus on not just the c ...
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Juliet Holt Klinger Tags: Partner Perspective Source Type: news

360-Degree View of Racism in Nursing Homes: Starting on a Path of Change
Aspecial article on systemic racism in nursing homes, published in the April issue of JAMDA, documents racial disparities in long-term care and how these disparities are largely the result of long-standing and pervasive systemic racism. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

(Not) Saying Goodbye to Dr. Jeff
For the past 12 years, Caring for the Ages readers have looked forward to the “Dear Dr. Jeff” columns. In his dozens of articles, Jeffrey Nichols, MD, CMD, addressed issues both common and controversial, public and personal, clinical and operational. “I loved what he had to say — always practical wisdom with a bit of an edge at times. He is a good communicator and lis tener, which is important for a writer and a clinician. It’s no wonder that his column has been so consistently popular,” said Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HDMC, president of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Ter...
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Stopping Eating and Drinking by Advance Directives Involves Several Ethical Perspectives
In 2019, the Ethics Committee of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine authored a white paper on “Stopping Eating and Drinking by Advance Directives in the ALF and PALTC Setting.” When the paper came before the House of Delegates, there was a long and animated discussion about the issue, with delegates deba ting the risks and benefits. Ultimately, it passed by a wide margin. At PALTC21, the Society’s Virtual Annual Conference, a program session dove into the issue in greater detail with “To Feed or Not to Feed: The Ethical Question.” (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Assisted Living Group Tackles Challenges, Embraces Opportunities
There are many challenges for the Assisted Living Subcommittee of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Among them, said Chair Sarah Howd, MD, CMD, assistant professor of medicine and geriatrics at the University of Rochester Medicine Center, is “if you’ve seen one assisted living community, you’ve seen one.” There is so much variatio n from state to state and even from community to community. “You can go to one assisted living facility, then go down the road to another one and it’s totally different,” she observed. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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There Is No Place Like Assisted Living: Can the Setting Evolve While Staying True to Itself?
Assisted living, also referred to as residential care, is an important part of the long-term care continuum. The proliferation of the assisted living movement in the United States began in the mid-1980s as an alternative to nursing home care for individuals who require some ongoing supervision and assistance with care activities, but do not require the medically skilled services provided by nursing facilities. Early assisted living facilities sought to provide homelike private and shared living environments, a variety of care services, recreational opportunities, and supervision and direct assistance as needed (Gerontologi...
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news

Journal Highlights From the August Issue of JAMDA
Many long-term care facilities inappropriately use POLST forms to document the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) preferences for all residents, creating the potential for their inappropriate use in healthy individuals, researchers write in a special article in JAMDA. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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The Pandemic and Mental Health in LTC: Assessing the Impact, Searching for a Path Forward
The year 2020 brought many changes to assisted living and long-term care communities that staff, residents, and families were not prepared for. In a matter of months, the COVID-19 pandemic infiltrated senior living spaces and brought medical challenges, isolation, and emotional trauma. Residents went through quarantine periods and social withdrawal to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but tragically some communities still experienced a death rate as high as 50%. The impact of losing friends, the fear of contracting the virus, and the lack of connection with loved ones have led to psychiatric problems in older adults t...
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Nicole Coniglio Tags: Behavioral Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Litigation and the Long-Term Care Profession
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting litigation present an existential threat to the long-term care (LTC) profession in the absence of enforceable immunity statutes and the insertion of COVID-19 exclusions in insurance policies. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ryan G. Canavan Tags: Legal issues Source Type: news

Let ’s Heal Together
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine recently launched the Healing Together Campaign to formally acknowledge the pain we have all endured, and continue to endure, as part of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read AMDA’s official statement about the campaign: https://bit. ly/3esPJJB. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Letter to the Editor: Disclosing Race in Case Reports
Thank you for the instructive case reports of young people in long-term care in the May, 2021 issue (Caring for the Ages 2021, 22(4): 10-11; https://bit.ly/3hH7kzF). I noticed that the person ’s race was documented at the beginning of the report. Specifying the race of the patient in the opening sentence of the physical exam was a habit that I picked up in medical school. I have discontinued this habit in answer to the call of the Massachusetts Medical Society leadership to be anti-rac ist. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Spotlight on Policy: CMS to Improve Home Health Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that accelerates the shift from paying for home health services based on volume, to a system that incentivizes value and quality. The rule also seeks feedback on ways to attain health equity for all patients through policy solutions, including enhancing reports on Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibility, disability status, people who are LGBTQ+, religious minorities, people who live in rural areas, and people otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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In This Issue
Pioneer Network leadership shares tools and approaches to support culture change in assisted living. 10 (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Pandemic Dreams of the Aging
Fifteen years ago my father died of Alzheimer ’s disease. He was 87 years old. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jerald Winakur Tags: Meditations on Geriatric Medicine Source Type: news

2021 Morley Awards Spotlight Research in Sarcopenia and Visitation Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Two papers published last year in JAMDA — one on sarcopenia and the other on visitors in the nursing home during the COVID-19 crisis — have won JAMDA’s 2021 Morley Award for their relevance and impact on policy and practice in post-acute and long-term care medicine. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

From Storytelling to HIPAA Compliant Texting, Shark Tank Winners Excel at Creating Connections in Long-Term Care
Held virtually this year, the 2021 AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Shark Tank competition was inspirational and intriguing. After prerecorded presentations by the four finalists and virtual questioning by the judges and audience members, MemoryWell (www.memorywell.com) was the Judges Choice winner, and Hucu .ai (www.hucu.ai) took the Audience Choice honor. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: By Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Annual Conference Reflections
Another Annual Conference of our Society has come and gone, and they certainly seem to be whizzing by with increasing rapidity these days, like everything else. Soon, like many of our geriatric nursing home residents, I ’ll probably be remarking how it feels like breakfast every 5 minutes. (Except that I am not a breakfast eater.) Still, this last year has felt like a lifetime on some days. But no matter how quickly our annual meetings come and go, they are always memorable and a wonderful opportunity to recharge the batteries and remind myself of why I love the work I do. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Karl Steinberg Source Type: news

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In This Issue
In his last column, a much-admired, long-time columnist leaves readers with an important questions — and inspiration for an answer. 4 (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Influence, Value, and Community: The Futures Program Sets a Graduate Up for Success
Becoming a fellow of geriatric medicine was my dream. Graduating from my fellowship would be the pinnacle of my medical training, meaning I had achieved my dream of becoming a geriatrician ... or so I thought! (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Sarah A. Payne Tags: Foundation Futures Source Type: news

Keep Your Loved One Healthy With Ice Cream and Other Treats
Phyllis Famularo, DCN, RD, senior manager of nutrition services at On-site Services Solutions and a member of the Caring for the Ages editorial advisory board, talks about the importance of food, including snacks and treats, to keep your frail older loved one healthy. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines for PALTC Staff: The Ethical Argument
Vaccine mandates have been a prickly issue in this country since the smallpox vaccine initiatives in the early 20th century. That ’s not surprising, of course. America, a country that generally holds individual freedoms to be mainly inviolable, has a hard time constraining those freedoms in the interest of the common good. Despite this, public health mandates such as childhood vaccines, masking, and travel restrictions have been considered ethical as long as they satisfy three criteria: the risk of allowing unfettered individual choice must represent a significant danger to society, the benefit of the mandate must be...
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: James Wright Tags: Medical Ethics Source Type: news

AMDA and ASCP Join Forces for Guidance on Monoclonal Antibody Treatments for COVID-19 in Long-Term Care
Several monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 infection in adults who have had positive results in direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing and those at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) recently collaborated on a readiness document, “Monoclonal Antibody Treatments in Senior Care Environments,” to help facilitate the safe use of these therapies a...
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Journal Highlights From the June/July Issue of JAMDA
Chronic pain can decrease quality of life, impair daily functioning, and worsen symptoms of depression and anxiety, and concerns about undertreating or overtreating pain make this both a clinical and public health challenge, researchers said. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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What is Person-Centered Care?
Dear Dr. Jeff: Our mission statement asserts a commitment to “person-centered care,” as have those of every long-term care facility and chain for which I have worked. I have never really understood what this means, particularly in an era of computerized health records with automatic default orders, mandatory check boxes on templated practitioner notes, ad mission and periodic assessments all tailored to the Minimum Data Set, insurance- and algorithm-generated lengths of stay, vendor-created menu cycles that repeat every two weeks, and standardized infection control practices that treat all residents as potentia...
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeffrey Nichols Tags: Dear DR. Jeff Source Type: news

Evaluating Dyspnea in Heart Failure Patients Takes an Open Mind
Dyspnea has a “very broad differential,” and even in patients with heart failure the symptom may have other cardiac and noncardiac causes, said geriatric cardiologist Nicole M. Orr, MD, FACC, during a session on heart failure and dyspnea at the Annual Conference of AMDA – The Society of Post-Acute and Long- Term Care Medicine. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
Given that at least 60% of all venous thromboembolism (VTE) events in medically ill hospitalized patients occur in the weeks after hospital discharge, it seems time to support extended VTE prophylaxis in high-risk medical patients with a low bleeding risk who are discharged to post-acute care, said Patrick P. Coll, MD, AGSF, CMD, 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 - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Pitfalls, Policy and Practice for a Mandatory Vaccination Plan
This article will summarize some of the legal ramifications of mandating COVID-19 vaccines and will provide practical guidance for implementing such a policy. Guidance regarding COVID-19 in the workplace is evolving on the federal, state, and local levels, so employers are cautioned to monitor updates. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Janet K. Feldkamp, Yelena G. Katz Source Type: news

The Evolution of Innovation in Long-Term Care: Including Practitioners in the Process
Post-acute and long-term care isn ’t generally known as the area of health care marked by innovation. However, while our sector may be behind in the race, we are catching up fast — partly due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. “When we are motivated to make change, anything is possible,” said Liz Jensen, MSN, RN, RN -BC, clinical director of the Direct Supply Innovation& Technology Center, and chair of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Innovations Platform Advisory Committee (IPAC). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Opening Panel Mourns a Tragic Year, Looks to a Hopeful Future
“It’s been quite a year,” said Joanne Lynn, MD, a policy analyst at the Center to Improve Eldercare at Altarum, at the start of the Opening General Session at PALTC21: the virtual Annual Conference of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. She and a panel of experts t ook time to reflect on the lessons learned during the pandemic and to share gratitude, pay tributes, and look ahead to a future they all agree — with concerted efforts to make some changes — is full of possibilities. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Learning Together About Racism
“We’ll all be learning together,” said Mamata Yanamadala, MBBS, chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Workgroup of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine at the beginning of “A Culture of Nursing Home Racism: The Winding Path to the Present,” a sessio n at this year’s Annual Conference. Although DEI issues aren’t new, she said, “This is new work for most of us. There’s not much in the medical literature published about this subject. There is still much to learn and do.” (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Policy Throughout The Pandemic
“I’ve been coming to these meetings since the mid-’90s, and I’ve been a medical director for 23 years. This past year is unlike any we’ve ever experienced,” said Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, 2021–2022 president of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, at th e start of the second general session of the Society’s virtual Annual Conference. The public policy update is always a popular program, but there is no doubt that if this had been live, the room would have been overflowing. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Encouraging the Next Generation: Mentoring in Geriatrics
For the past several years, I have taught the Final Diagnosis and Management course to adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP) students. Last semester, we integrated into this course some geriatric content such as sarcopenia, screening and treatment of tuberculosis in institutional settings, and antibiotic stewardship — and, of course, we have added content on COVID-19. Several of the nurse practitioner students didn’t get any experience in a post-acute or long-term care setting until this spring because of the earlier student/trainee restrictions related to COVID-19. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - May 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news

Your Favorite Columns
Although the past year brought events one could never anticipate, Caring has been undergoing a series of carefully planned updates, from a fully revamped website to regular special issues and a fresh crop of new columns and their authors. As Caring ’s editorial team works to implement these changes, we strive to maintain the high standard of excellence set by the past editors and authors. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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Editors ’ Comments
As Dr. Jeff ’s editor in chief for a decade or so and an avid reader of his wisdom before and since, I am sad to see him stepping down from his podium at Caring. Jeff epitomizes what our Society aspires to — as his dozens of columns clearly communicate — and if I could boil it down to a single concept, pe rson-centered care would hit the bullseye. We have been very fortunate to benefit from Jeff’s compassionate, clever, incisive and practi-cal perspective — and his guidance. Godspeed, my friend and colleague! (Source: Caring for the Ages)
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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)
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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)
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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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