Communication is Key

Communicating with your patients is VITAL when it comes to making proper diagnoses and prescribing appropriate medications and treatments. However, as patients age, communication might be harder than before. To help cross this bridge, the Gerontological Society of America recently released Communicating With Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Review of What Really Works. This collection provides tips to […]

Treatment of Fecal Incontinence – New Product Bulletin Available

A new ALTC Product Bulletin is available now. In this supplement, we cover the topic of fecal incontinence in long-term care and treatment with Solesta. Download the PDF today and use it as a handy reference in your clinical practice. As patients age, the probability of fecal incontinence increases greatly. Almost 50% of the elderly […]

The Tube Feeding Debate

As elderly patients residing in long-term care enter into the end stages, self-feeding or hand-feeding may not be possible. Healthcare providers and family caregivers are often faced with the ethical dilemma of whether to sustain life by providing nutritional support via parenteral or enteral means. Studies have shown that feeding via PEG tubes do not […]

Video Games: Not Just For Kids

You may not know it, but for years, researchers have been working with video game technology in an effort to promote physical activity in older adults. Researchers at Vanderbilt University began assessing movement data like that used in the Wii to determine if the data produced could be used reliably with patients with movement disorders. […]