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Geriatrics Toolbox

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

 

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

Posted by Lisa Han in Nursing Homes

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.

 

Which medicines to stop in people with dementia

Posted in Clinical Care

There are some questions over which medications to stop in older adults with dementia. Inappropriate medications in someone with dementia include medicines which: are unlikely to provide benefit, may cause harm, add unnecessary complexity to daily care routines, and/or waste valuable time and money.

 

Don’t forget about Influenza

Posted in Clinical Care

Don’t forget about Influenza It’s that time of year again—flu season. The 2011-2012 influenza season set a new record for the lowest and shortest peak of influenza-like illness.

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