American Geriatrics Society
We're wrapping up a time of year when many of us are heartened by seeing family and friends for the holidays. But what if residents don't have anyone?
The American Geriatric Society on Wednesday issued a broad policy statement calling for long-term care health professionals to "pioneer" procedures and policies designed to more equitably and fairly treat lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
It was while my mother was struggling with small-cell lung cancer and trying to stay above the 100-pound mark (unsuccessfully), that she first encountered dietary supplements. It's fair to say they left a bad taste in her mouth in more ways than one.
Clinicians treating people older than 50 with HIV now have a new resource.
House bill proposes safe harbor from medical malpractice litigation, could remove LTC liability actions from state to federal courtMarch 03, 2014
A bill in the House of Representatives would create a safe harbor system to reduce malpractice lawsuits against Medicare and Medicaid providers, and it would give providers the right to request state-level suits move to federal court.
Doctors warn against Aricept for dementia care, supplements for weight control in second annual 'Choosing Wisely' listFebruary 28, 2014
Clinicians should prescribe cholinesterase inhibitors very cautiously and suspend use if dementia symptoms aren't reduced within 12 weeks, according to new "Choosing Wisely" recommendations from the American Geriatrics Society.
Updated definition of fever could improve antibiotic prescribing practices in nursing homes, researchers sayJanuary 28, 2014
Standard definitions of fever do not fit the nursing home population well and could be creating a picture of antibiotic prescribing practices in these settings that is too negative, according to recently published research.
Elderly people with type 2 diabetes should not take aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to draft guidelines from the American Geriatrics Society. This reverses its previous recommendation.
Elderly people with type 2 diabetes should not take aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to draft guidelines from the American Geriatrics Society. The organization reversed its previous recommendation on aspirin usage in its recently updated "Guidelines for Improving the Care of the Older Adult with Diabetes Mellitus."