LTC operator adds genetic testing program to improve care for residents with complex needs
Mar 31, 2022
Frontier Management Group has partnered with a pharmacogenetics provider to help fine-tune medication management in an increasingly frail resident population, the company says.
Risk of COVID-19 death rare in vaccinated, even among at-risk seniors with comorbidities: study
Jan 10, 2022
Investigators drew on data from 1.2 million U.S. patients who completed a primary vaccination series by October 2021. Severe COVID-19 outcomes, including respiratory failure, ICU admission, or death, were...
Monoclonal antibodies cut COVID-19 hospitalizations in high-risk adults: Mayo Clinic
Jul 22, 2021
Patients treated early in the disease with either one of two antibody therapies had similarly low rates of hospitalization within 28 days.
These factors predict residents’ emergency care outcomes, palliative experts find
Mar 23, 2021
A study that followed residents through all stages of emergency department transfers and care has found that certain comorbidities and levels of stress can predict subsequent recovery from symptoms.
Comorbidities quickly accumulate after rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis
Nov 20, 2019
Clinicians should have a low threshold to screen for chronic diseases and conditions linked to rheumatoid arthritis, say researchers.
Q&A: Taking on fracture risk and treatment fears in residents with complicated osteoporosis
Oct 24, 2019
Harvard geriatrician Sarah Berry, M.D., shares strategies for treating fearful and resistant residents who have osteoporosis and multiple comorbidities.
When the patient plot thickens
Apr 13, 2017
We had a plan. We should have known better.
Chronic skin ulcers are among top comorbid conditions associated with dementia, researchers find
May 14, 2014
Chronic skin ulcers and heart issues are among the comorbidities that are significantly linked with the presence of dementia, according to recently published research findings.
Website debuts for HIV-positive seniors
Apr 01, 2014
Clinicians treating people older than 50 with HIV now have a new resource.
Reducing readmissions with a scheduled presence in the post-acute care setting
Jerome Wilborn, M.D., F.C.C.P
Mar 13, 2013
When you have a physician or hospitalist in a facility, acute changes in condition are addressed. Moreover, acute changes in condition (once they’re addressed) can lead to decreased re-hospitalizations...