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Geriatrics Toolbox

Geriatrics Toolbox is our blog offering tools, resources, and insights into the care of older adults.

 

Getting Less By Asking More

A series of tragic – and avoidable – medical errors leads to the death of a vibrant 88-year-old woman and reminds us that vigilance is everyone’s responsibility.

 

It's an emergency!

Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western hemisphere, serves as a not-so-gentle reminder for nursing homes and other long-term care providers to review their emergency plans and preparations.

 

Revised Beers Criteria 2015

A new and welcome round of the Beers criteria, published by the American Geriatrics Society, includes a host of downloadable new tools.

 

Nursing Home Compare Data

Did you know the Nursing Home Compare dataset -- the official dataset used on the Nursing Home Compare website -- is fully downloadable?

 

Health Literacy: An Update

Improving health literacy means improving all the ways we communicate with patients, including prescription drug labeling. The Institute of Medicine's new document, "Health Literacy: Past, Present, and Future," references USP's groundbreaking recommendations calling for patient-centered prescription drug labeling.

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