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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Margo Brooks Carthon, health disparaties, Health Policy, readmission rates

New Penn Nursing Study Investigates Link Between Bedside Nursing and Avoidable Readmissions for Older Black Patients

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As many as a quarter of all older adults discharged from an acute hospitalization will return within thirty days. Readmissions like these result in increased healthcare costs, functional decline and greater need for skilled nursing when transitioning back to community settings. Older black patients bear a disproportionate risk of readmissions according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and no single approach has been repeatedly effective in reducing readmissions for older black patients.

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Brain Activity May Predict Risk of Falls in Older People

Measuring the brain activity of healthy, older adults while they walk and talk at the same time may help predict their risk of falls later, according to a study published in the December 7, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Intimate and Social Relationships Important for Older Adults in Assisted Living, Study Finds

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Intimate and social relationships remain important for older adults residing in assisted-living facilities, according to a recent study.

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FSU Criminology Team Tackles Elder Fraud Issues

Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice researchers, lead by Dean Thomas Blomberg complete a full report on elder fraud and how to combat it.

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Readmission, Hospital Admission, Social Determinants, Social Factors, Disability, Senior, Medicare

What Makes a Patient More Likely to End Up Back in the Hospital? Study Finds Surprising Role for Social Factors

When it comes to predicting which patients will end up back in the hospital -- costing their hospital a readmission penalty -- the answer is not as one-size-fits-all as hospital gowns, a new study shows. Social and disability factors matter, and differ by condition.

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Voting Day Round-Up! Research and Experts on 2016 Election

click to view recent experts and research related to the 2016 Election

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Gene Mutations May Increase Adverse Event Risk in Older Adults Taking Multiple Meds

Gene mutations that affect drug metabolism may explain higher hospitalization rates for some older adults taking multiple medications, according to researchers from Columbia University.

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1-in-4 Older Adults Has Not Discussed Advance Care Planning

More than one in four older adults have not engaged in planning for end-of-life care or directives, despite significant public efforts to encourage the practice. This is especially true for African Americans, Latinos and those with less education and income, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.

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Transition From Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time Leads to Depressions, VA Tech Expert Advises on Clown Craze, Powerful People Are Less Decisive, and More in the Psychology and Psychiatry News Source

The latest research and features in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.

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SU Professor Earns Fulton Professorship in Geriatric Nursing

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Dr. Mary DiBartolo of Salisbury University’s Nursing Department is helping to educate and prepare others about the crisis facing the nation’s health care system related to the care of older adults.

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Montefiore and the Hebrew Home at Riverdale Bring Cutting Edge Geriatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to Sub-Acute Care

Montefiore Health System and the Hebrew Home at Riverdale are proud to announce a unique partnership to improve care for patients requiring sub-acute rehabilitation at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.

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Prescription Medication Tragedies Could Be Prevented by Simple Pictures

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Simple images designed to convey information about prescription drugs could help save lives and reduce the economic burden of non-adherence to treatment. New research published in Applied Ergonomics shows that including pictograms on written medication instructions helps seniors take their drugs correctly.

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Elderly Chinese Immigrants Feel at Home in U.S. With Living Conditions, Independence, Study Finds

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Having comfortable living conditions and independence from their adult children can help elderly Chinese immigrants find a sense of home and life satisfaction in the United States, but the inability to speak fluent English makes them feel unsettled, according to a research study.

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FSU Researcher: Plan Ahead for Successful Aging

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For many people, the prospect of aging is scary and uncomfortable, but Florida State University Assistant Professor Dawn Carr says that research reveals a few tips that can improve our chances of a long, healthy life.

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Older Men Cling to 1950’s, ’60’s Blueprint of Masculinity

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Study: Older men adhere closely to an idealized masculinity script that is incompatible with the realities of later life

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Elder Abuse, Elder abuse prevention, Elder Care, elder mistreatment, Emergency Medicine, Emergency And Trauma

Elder Abuse Under-Identified in U.S. Emergency Departments

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In a new study, researchers used a nationally-representative dataset to estimate the frequency with which emergency providers make a formal diagnosis of elder abuse. The answer: 1 in 7,700 visits.

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AMGA Encourages CMS to Align Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) with other Medicare Programs

The following statement can be attributed to AMGA President and Chief Executive Officer Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE in response to the comments AMGA submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed rule regarding the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

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Diet, Folate, Vitamin B12, vitamin b9, Peripheral Neuropathy, Elderly, TCN2, Nutrition, neurological conditions

High Folate Intake Linked with Nerve-Damage Risk in Older Adults with Common Gene Variant

High folate (vitamin B9) consumption is associated with an increased risk for a nerve-damage disorder in older adults who have a common genetic variant linked to reduced cellular vitamin B12 availability

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Alzheimer's Disease, Neurology, Neuroscience, Aging, Geriatrics, Stem Cells, Cell Biology

Dysfunction in Neuronal Transport Mechanism Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have confirmed that mutation-caused dysfunction in a process cells use to transport molecules within the cell plays a previously suspected but underappreciated role in promoting the heritable form of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but also one that might be remedied with existing therapeutic enzyme inhibitors.







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