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Removing Barriers To Appropriate Palliative Care For Hospice Patients

End-of-life care is complicated, even with patient directives, experienced providers, empathetic caregivers and upfront preparation. Care during this season of life, referred to as palliative care and often delivered in …

Managing Diabetes Care In Long-Term Care Facilities

Diabetes is a relatively common chronic illness among older Americans. The American Diabetes Association reports that about 1 in 3 older Americans live with the condition, which requires constant and …

Invaluable Long-Term Care Innovations

Medication adherence is critical to achieving positive outcomes for any patient, but especially those living in long-term care facilities. While data indicates that only about 50% of patients who are …

How A Long-Term Care Pharmacy Becomes Part Of Personalized Healthcare

Health care is personal. The needs of each individual, regardless of age or geography or gender, vary from person to person — including patients or residents in long-term care facilities. …

Triple-Demic Challenges in Long-Term Care Facilities

At any given time, in any given season, there are a number of potentially infectious viruses and diseases circulating through the population. While any singular illness could cause problems for …

Enhancing Stability: Long-Acting Schizophrenia Treatments in Long-Term Care Facilities

Like many chronic conditions, treatment for schizophrenia is regularly evolving thanks to innovation and evidence-based practices. The prevailing therapy regimen for schizophrenia treatments combines antipsychotic medications with cognitive behavioral therapy, …

Recognizing and Treating Depression in Long Term Care With Psychotropic Medications

Depression is a condition that doesn’t discriminate. And when it comes to long-term care, the National Institutes of Health suggests it is a condition that affects about 26.9% of older …

Navigating Medication Refusal in Long-Term Care Settings

Providers in long-term care facilities are accustomed to patients who, for a variety of reasons, are not interested in or willing to comply with a prescribed course of medication. And …

Partnerships That Create Efficiencies For Overburdened LTC Facilities

Across the country, long-term care facilities are facing a staffing shortage that in some cases has impacted access to care and slowed or halted the admissions process for assisted-care communities. …

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment In Long-Term Care Settings

Opioid use disorder is an epidemic that, as experts have stated time again, is impacting every community across the country. Those communities range from urban areas to suburban communities to …