Annals Of Long-Term Care

Hospitals need to give patients better guidance about post-acute facilities, experts argue

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Too many patients choose a post-acute care facility for the wrong reasons because hospitals do not give necessary and needed guidance, according to a paper forthcoming in the Annals of Long-Term Care.

Antisocial behavior best predictor of abuse among residents with criminal history, analysis says

Antisocial behavior best predictor of abuse among residents with criminal history, analysis says

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Many residents with criminal histories can smoothly transition to life in a nursing home, but a small subset of those with previous antisocial behavior can pose a danger, a new analysis says.

Suicide threats counteracted

Suicide threats counteracted

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Caregivers in long-term care facilities should screen residents using a suicide risk tool, according to a June 17 report in Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging.

Cooperation needed between organized and non-organized labor to care for boomers

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Organized labor groups will need to collaborate with non-union direct care workers in order for the eldercare workforce to meet the significant needs of an aging population, experts contend.