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COVID-19 Topic Center

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Clinical Experience
The skilled nursing facility (SNF) setting is particularly vulnerable to the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because of the congregate living environment, the generally frail population, residents’ need for assistance with many activities of daily living, and the…
Practical Research
Indiana was one of the first states to implement guidance on reopening nursing facilities to visitors, starting with outdoor visitation.
Practical Research
Staffing structures, organizational attitudes, environmental design, and activities to support residents of NHs venturing outdoors frequently, despite any COVID-19-related restrictions, are needed.
Review
Identification and management of HE can improve quality of life for LTC residents impacted by this condition.
Review
We enthusiastically issue a call to action to increase the educational opportunities for PAs in geriatrics and LTC.
Review
In the current pandemic, it is clear that morbidity and mortality of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) infection disproportionally affect the older adults and those who are immunocompromised and/or have serious comorbidities.
Review
The purpose of this article is to establish the importance of patient-centered care when treating older adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The article discusses best practices, monitoring, evaluation, and an interdisciplinary team approach.
Review
The 2019 American Geriatrics Society Beers Panel recommendations are to generally avoid all antipsychotic medications in older patients with PD, with exceptions made for quetiapine, clozapine, and pimavanserin. When these agents are used, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations…
Clinical Experience
This pilot study suggests it is feasible to conduct frailty assessment in PACE participants.
Practical Research
The objective of this qualitative analysis was to examine the variability in SNF practices for admission and infection prevention and control (IPC) processes of care for residents diagnosed with COVID-19.
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