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Geriatrics Toolbox

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

 

Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in the U.S., Especially in Older Adults

Prescription medication use is on the rise, especially among 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?

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