Nurses at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital conducted research on fall risk education to help elderly patients beyond their hospital stay.
Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital instituted delirium prevalence rounds last year. Since then, bCAM positive 30-day readmission rates have dropped significantly.
Delirium is grossly under recognized in hospitals. Nurses on a neuromedicine unit at Cleveland Clinic created a multi-pronged approach to recognizing delirium and improving patient care and outcomes.
Clinical teaching manuals on neurologic conditions in geriatric patients are few. A new text makes up for their absence by taking a comprehensive, visually engaging approach for the busy clinician.
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Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital is piloting a program where volunteer visitors spend quality time with patients providing social and cognitive stimulation.
Cleveland Clinic is part of a nationwide network of healthcare providers developing home-based primary care education with support from the Home Centered Care Institute. Cleveland Clinic hosted its first training conference in December 2017.
A new effort to screen patients for cognitive impairment during primary care visits will help identify those who need geriatric or other specialized care earlier, which may help improve long-term outcomes.
Today, one in four people age 65 and older has diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Educator Melissa Matteo, RD, sees many geriatric patients. Here, she provides insight on diet and food/medication interactions for older patients with diabetes.
Guidelines differ. This week, pharmacy experts look at the complicated question – ‘What is the goal for hypertension numbers as people age?’
Optimizing drug therapy can greatly enhance quality of life for patients. This week, pharmacy experts answer the question ‘With many new agents on the market for diabetes, what is recommended for older patients?