Nurse practitioners made more than 1.3 million home visits nationwide in 2013.
More than 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries die each year within 7 days of being discharged from emergency departments.
By initiating a conversation, primary care providers can identify specific end-of-life needs and goals, manage symptoms, and coordinate care.
Depending on race, sex, and ethnicity, the right statin type may lower the risk of Alzheimer disease.
Researchers conducted an examination in patients over 65 years with moderate-to-severe pain in an academic emergency department.
Vitamin D supplementation may be associated with reduced ARIs among long-term care facility residents.
The reduction in thromboembolism was attenuated after accounting for competing death events.
Close contact casting may help older adults avoid surgery after an ankle fracture.
The importance of ruling out conditions other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is highlighted in this case of a 62-year-old female.
Older adults presenting with abdominal pain should be screened for appendicitis.
Consuming dietary fiber from bread, cereal, and fruit may increase the likelihood of successful aging over 10 years.
Even those who are in overall poor health and medically frail could benefit from hypertension interventions.
Many geriatric patients expressed dissatisfaction with patient/provider discussions regarding psychosocial issues.
Addressing factors that lead to lack of adherence to antihypertensive therapy in elderly patients is crucial to improving outcomes.
Facing dementia with strength and courage can inspire and comfort patients' families.
Clinicians should be able to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and distinguish between dry and wet presentations.
The rates of dangerous drug combinations, supplement use, and polypharmacy are increasing among older adult patients.
The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults.
In a patient-centric model of care, the effort focuses on the patient's wishes.
Patients administered low doses of benzodiazepines have an elevated risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease compared with patients who received higher doses.
People who lose greater amounts of weight per decade later in life have an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment.
Risk of stroke and myocardial infarction may be more than double in the first week following a shingles diagnosis in elderly patients.
High monthly doses of vitamin D do not improve lower extremity function and may increase fall risk in the elderly.
Patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy had a 1.88-times increased rate of developing Alzheimer's disease.
The FDA has approved Fluad, a trivalent flu vaccine with the adjuvant MF59, for use in patients aged 65 and older.
Using a combination of sutures and Steri-Strips can help close skin tears in elderly patients with fragile skin.
Research reveals that focus on diet, mental health, and lifestyle may help lower the number of new cases of Alzheimer's disease.
Two studies found no evidence that calcium intake is associated with fracture risk.
The USPSTF recommends low-dose aspirin for certain adults aged 50 to 69 years.
Vitamin D did not improve bone and muscle outcomes in postmenopausal women.