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Report shows use of care plans in UK is rare with limited benefits

The current use of written care plans and care planning in the management of patients with long-term conditions by GPs in the ...

Care improves with culture change

Nursing homes that invest in “culture change” can develop a more residential and less hospital-like feel. Culture change also allows residents and ...

Are Patients Being Discharged from Hospice Care to Save Money?

New Rochelle, NY —About 1 in 5 Medicare patients is discharged from hospice care alive, whether due to patients' informed choice, a change in their condition, or inappropriate actions by the hospice to save on hospitalization costs related to terminal illness. How live discharge rates differ between hospice programs and geographic regions, and when those rates should raise red flags are among the issues explored in the article "A National Study of Live Discharges from Hospice," published in Journal of Palliative Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... Full story

Why Seniors Don't Eat: It's Complicated.

WASHINGTON -- More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia. Despite clear signs of malnutrition or risk of malnutrition, more than three-quarters had never previously been diagnosed with malnutrition, according to the results of a study to be published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Malnutrition Among Cognitively Intact, Non-Critically Ill Older Adults in the Emergency Department"). ... Full story

Staffing is key to predicting nursing home quality of life

Minnesota may be ranked number one when it comes to long-term care in the U.S.,but a new study from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota is helping shed light on why. University research published today in Research on Aging found that staffing is key for nursing home quality of life. ... Full story

Anti-cholinergic drugs impair physical function in elderly patients

Drugs widely prescribed to the elderly could be responsible for a decline in cognitive and physical function according to research from the University of East Anglia and the Regenstrief Institute. ... Full story

Study Highlights Prevalence, Impact of Elder Financial Abuse

Financial abuse of older adults is a common and serious problem in New York State, according to new research led by Weill Cornell Medical College. ... Full story

Over 70 and still driving, who do you listen to?

Studies show older drivers self-regulate their actions behind the wheel, but now a QUT road safety researcher is looking to find out who and what influences their driving decisions and how this feedback can improve road safety. ... Full story

Starvation in the midst of plenty... Illawarra leading the way in addressing malnutrition in the elderly

Researchers from UOW and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District have teamed up to develop novel ways to address malnutrition in senior citizens, with figures showing that a third of patients aged 65 and older who are admitted to hospital in the Illawarra are overtly malnourished, while a further 50 per cent are at high nutritional risk. ... Full story

Strategy proposed for preventing diseases of aging

By Jim Dryden - Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, more efforts should be directed to promoting interventions that have the potential to prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespans. ... Full story

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