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How American Emergency Departments Are Missing Older Adult Abuse
Aging and Ambulatory Care

How American Emergency Departments Are Missing Older Adult Abuse

A recent report in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society (JAGS) suggests that emergency departments (EDs) have opportunities to improve how they identify cases of older adult abuse and how ...

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Building Effective Policies for Comorbidity Management
Aging and Ambulatory Care

Building Effective Policies for Comorbidity Management

​​​​Policies for managing comorbidities, as well as multimorbidity and multiple chronic conditions, vary based on the medical conditions involved; therefore, developing a uniform policy is not nece...

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10 Ways to Prevent Falls in Assisted Living Facilities
Aging and Ambulatory Care

10 Ways to Prevent Falls in Assisted Living Facilities

September 18 -22, 2023, marks Falls Prevention Awareness Week in the United States. Despite widespread fall prevention programs, fall incidence rates are on the rise in the United States, with an a...

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How To: Providing Obstetrical Services When Understaffed
Aging and Ambulatory Care

How To: Providing Obstetrical Services When Understaffed

In recent years, more OB units in rural areas have experienced closures and maternity care deserts have grown. In response, many rural healthcare organizations are exploring creative approaches in ...

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Three Ways to Make Safer Decisions when Selecting Substitute Products in Nonacute Care
Aging and Ambulatory Care

Three Ways to Make Safer Decisions when Selecting Substitute Products in Nonacute Care

​​​​Healthcare providers continue to face widespread economic challenges that directly affect the supply chain—from record inflation and dwindling margins, to shortages of supplies and workers, to ...

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Preventing Short-Stay Readmissions
Aging and Ambulatory Care

Preventing Short-Stay Readmissions

​Every care transition carries increased risk of adverse events, poor health outcomes, emotional instability, and high healthcare costs—and the risks are even more elevated for older adults, especi...

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Violence against Healthcare Staff: How Leaders in Ambulatory Care Can Keep Providers and Staff Safe
Aging and Ambulatory Care

Violence against Healthcare Staff: How Leaders in Ambulatory Care Can Keep Providers and Staff Safe

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare workers suffer from higher rates of workplace violence (i.e., verbal abuse such as threats, harassment, or intimidation, or physical abu...

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Preventing Harm in Aging Services: Emerging Technologies to Mitigate Hazardous Wandering and Elopement
Aging and Ambulatory Care

Preventing Harm in Aging Services: Emerging Technologies to Mitigate Hazardous Wandering and Elopement

Caring for persons with dementia requires provider organizations to create tailored care delivery environments that enhance a person’s remaining capabilities while also supporting the special needs...

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Ambulatory Care Providers Can Combat Sepsis through Prevention, Identification, and Treatment
Aging and Ambulatory Care

Ambulatory Care Providers Can Combat Sepsis through Prevention, Identification, and Treatment

Sepsis is the body's overwhelming response to infection and can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anyone can get an infec...

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