Reducing Medications Can Have Surprising Positive Benefits

Over four months ago, Elizabeth Carter and Leigh Purvis, researchers at AARP’s Pubic Policy Institute, released a study taking a look at the appropriate use and cost of the long-term prescribing dementia drugs.  They concluded by urging health care providers to “regularly assess patients and their drug regimens to ensure these regimens remain appropriate reflecting…

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White Paper Gives Road Map on Increasing Nation’s Immunization Efforts

A summit convened by Washington, D.C.-based The Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) National Adult Vaccination Program (NAVP) gives health care providers a roadmap on advancing has resulted in a roadmap for increasing immunization efforts in the nation’s long term care facilities.  A dozen recommendations — including five priority actions — have been outlined in GSA’s…

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