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Guest: Thiruvinva Dharmarajan, MD FACP AGSF Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Patients in hospital settings are often screened and promptly treated for venous thromboembolism, or VTE, but perhaps less commonly in long-term care, even though these patients may be at risk. Dr. T.S. Dharmarajan, clinical director of the division of geriatrics at Montefiore Medi…
 
Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Guest: Tena Alonzo, MA How can creating a more positive emotional experience for patients with dementia or Alzheimer's diminish behavior issues and improve quality of life? Tena Alonzo, director of research and co-director of the Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia program at Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, discusses a commo…
 
Guest: Robert Kane, MD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Deciding between assisted living facilities or nursing homes can be daunting for patients and families. How can healthcare professionals discuss long-term care expectations with patients and families and help with the selection process? Dr. Robert Kane, Minnesota Chair in Long-term Care and Aging at th…
 
Guest: Steven Levenson, MD, CMD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD As healthcare reform evolves, so too do the public policies governing long-term care facilities. How can healthcare professionals stay up-to-date with the latest changes in federal and state regulations? What are the differences between regulations governing assisted living versus skilled care…
 
Guest: Matthew Wayne, MD, CMD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Regulations regarding nurses as prescribing agents of physicians in long-term care facilities are more restrictive than in the hospital setting, because controlled substance licenses are not currently approved for nursing homes in most states. These restrictions can make it challenging for long-…
 
Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Guest: Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD Because residents in long-term care facilities often have comorbidities, polypharmacy can be an issue. What are the most common types of adverse drug events that can occur among long-term care patients taking multiple medications? Dr. Steven Handler, assistant professor in the department o…
 
Guest: Peter Winn, MD, CMD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD With palliative and hospice care, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. What differentiates these two types of care and how can physicians decide which approach to palliative or hospice care is best for each patient? Dr. Peter Winn, professor in the department of family medicine at Oklahoma …
 
Guest: Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD "Advance directive" is an umbrella term that encompasses end-of-life documents, including a living will and durable power of attorney for healthcare. Such documents can be scary for many patients, and as such, advance directives are not very common among the general US population. Yet these doc…
 
Guest: David Smith, MD, CMD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Nearly three-quarters of patients in long term care have some form of memory impairment or dementia. And while some forgetfulness is a normal part of the aging process, memory loss can also be overlooked as an early symptom of cognitive impairment. How can physicians distinguish between common mem…
 
Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Guest: Alexandra Papaioannou, MD Millions of Americans have osteoporosis, but too often, a broken bone is the first indication of this common condition. What osteoporosis screening strategies can help diagnose osteoporosis in its early stages, and what treatment regimens are the most effective? Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou, pro…
 
Guest: William Schaffner, MD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Which infectious diseases are most common at long term care facilities? If there is an infectious disease outbreak at a facility, how can we best protect residents? Dr. William Schaffner, president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, as well as professor and chairman of the depart…
 
Guest: Alan Lazaroff, MD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD How different is the population of long term care facilities today than in decades past, and how will these new resident communities impact delivery of care? Dr. Alan Lazaroff, director of geriatric medicine at St. Anthony Hospitals Senior Health Centers, and president of Geriatric Medicine Associate…
 
Guest: Douglas Berkey, DMD, MPH Host: Eric Tangalos, MD A patient's mouth can literally serve as a window to their overall health. Systemic conditions that are common among many older patients, such as diabetes, often have oral manifestations. What are some of the symptoms to look for, and how can we promote and preserve the oral health of vulnerab…
 
Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Guest: James E. Galvin, MD, MPH Early detection of various conditions can help physicians better manage and treat their patients, and Alzheimer's is no exception. What early screening tests of cognitive impairment or dementia should be administered by primary care providers help detect when the disease process is beginning? …
 
Guest: Frederick Wendt, RPh Host: Eric Tangalos, MD As medication costs continue rising, what strategies can help long-term care facilities reduce drug expenditures, while still providing the best quality of care for patients? Fred Wendt, RPh, vice president of pharmacy services for Senior PharmaStrategies in Burleson, Texas, says one of the most s…
 
Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Guest: Christine Dunford, PhD Guest: Mary O'Hara, MA, LCSW Although we remain limited in our options for treating patients with memory loss and Alzheimer's, there are a variety of non-pharmacologic treatments that are showing some promise. Mary O'Hara, social worker at Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at No…
 
Guest: Laurie Jacobs, MD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Patients who have recently had orthopedic and other types of general surgery, those who have recently had a stroke, and those with an ongoing medical condition (such as heart disease) are at most risk for developing venous thromboembolic disease. Do most long-term care facilities screen for this cond…
 
Guest: Bruce Troen, MD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Vitamin D deficiency has been receiving a deluge of media coverage lately, and physicians are likely to hear many related questions from patients, especially long-term care residents and their families. What are the latest developments in vitamin D research, and how can adequate vitamin D levels help p…
 
Guest: Hosam Kamel, MD, MPH, CMD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Heart failure is a common reason for hospitalization among older adults and long-term care patients. What strategies can help prevent a recurrence of heart failure, and what types of monitoring for exacerbations are most effective in prevention? How can physicians individualize therapy in thi…
 
Guest: David Dosa, MD, MPH Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Long-term care facilities that include pets as residents are finding that fuzzy friends offer not only companionship to their human residents, but also comfort at the end of life. Dr. David Dosa, geriatrician and health services researcher at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a…
 
Guest: Lori Heim, MD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD The medical home model is designed to increase efficiency by providing a central primary care practice as the coordinator of care for patients. But while efficiency is important, the patient-centered component of this model is just as crucial. Dr. Lori Heim, president of the American Academy of Fami…
 
Guest: William Golden, MD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD There's often a disconnect in the continuity of care, creating inefficiency and increased healthcare costs. How can our healthcare system better coordinate transitions of care, especially for patients with chronic conditions? How can we create a system that incentives better coordination of care and…
 
Host: Eric Tangalos, MD Guest: Herbert Sier, MD, CMD What are some of the unique issues related to patients with Parkinson's in long-term care, and how can all long-term care team members assess and manage the condition? Dr. Herbert Sier, associate chief of geriatrics and assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of…
 
Guest: Jay Luxenberg, MD Host: Eric Tangalos, MD It can be challenging for caregivers to diagnose depression in long-term care medicine, even though depression in facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities is common. How can long-term care physicians recognize the early signs and symptoms of depression, and determine when …
 
Guest: Debra Bakerjian, PhD, MSN Host: Eric Tangalos, MD What strengths do physicians and nurse practitioners contribute to the long-term care interdisciplinary team, and what are the keys to a strong collaborative practice? What types of state and specific nursing home regulations impact nurse practitioners in long-term care? Nurse pract…
 
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