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Hospital returns cut 31%

The Reducing Avoidable Facility Transfers (RAFT) model reduced emergency department transfers and hospitalizations among skilled nursing facility residents by more than a third, according to a study in the August issue of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA).  RAFT consists of a small team of providers who manage longitudinal care and after-hours…

Cherries, blueberries help healthy aging, studies find

Research shows that consumption of cherry juice and blueberries can contribute to smoother aging in older adults. In one study published in Food & Function, researchers from the University of Delaware found that daily intake of Montmorency tart cherry juice improved memory scores among adults aged 65 to 73 years.  The study included 34 participants…

Dementia program has ‘clinical benefits’

Results from the one-year UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program show benefits for both patients and care providers. The study looked at 314 patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRDs) and 282 caregivers who had one year follow-up evaluations through the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care (ADC) Program. It examined the clinical outcomes of…

Partners Pharmacy launches new solution

Partners Pharmacy has announced the launch of Advanced Pharmacy Solutions (APS), its new remotely automated dispensing technology.  It consists of five different components. These can be scaled to the needs of each post-acute care facility and designed specifically to help long-term-care providers save time, improve care and reduce costs.  APS allows facilities to handle residents’…

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