Gerontology & Geriatrics

February 28, 2021
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Advanced practice nurses reduce hospitalizations from nursing home residents

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Marilyn Rantz still remembers the day she got the call that her mother, whose health had been declining, had fallen and fractured […]
February 8, 2021
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In pandemic, more people choose to die at home

Owner Brian Simmons looks over the preparation room in mortuary as workers get ready to prepare a body Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Springfield, Mo. Simmons […]
February 4, 2021
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Poll shows inequality in older adults’ ability to isolate a COVID-positive person at home

Significant disparities were seen in poll data by race and ethnicity regarding the ability of older adults to isolate a person with COVID-19 in their home […]
January 27, 2021
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For older adults, specific Facebook activities more important than overall use

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The actions that older adults take on Facebook may be more important to their user experience and well-being than their overall use […]
November 20, 2020
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Nursing home residents with POLST forms three times more likely to have preferences known

“Advance care planning conversations can be difficult. We need to provide support to nursing home residents and families who are making these decisions and encourage revisiting […]
November 5, 2020
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No reduction in fractures seen in falls prevention programmes prescribed to older people

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Two population screen and treat programmes commonly prescribed to prevent older people falling have no impact on reducing fractures, researchers from the […]
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