This edition of "Try This: Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults" aims to describe why older adults with dysphagia are at higher risk of aspiration and best practices for prevention. 2 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.
This supplement to the AGS Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Pain in Older Adults discusses the evidence that physical activity may play a preventative and restorative role in functional capacity in those with osteoarthritis (OA). 16 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.
This US Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) Clinical Practice Guideline reviews the detection of substance abuse and withdrawal, management of inmates with complicating medical and psychiatric conditions, placement of inmates for detoxification, different forms of withdrawal, and an overview of detoxification consideration involving elderly inmates.
This clinical practice guideline is intended to help clincicians make decisions about when and how to safely taper and stop benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs). This guideline applies to patients who are using BZRAs to treat primary insomnia or comorbid insomia where the potential comorbidities are effectively managed. 13 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
This document provides health and social service providers with current-evidence based approaches in the application of mental health promotion concepts and principles for older adults and is intended to support practitioners, caregivers and others involved in developing programs and incorporating best practice approaches to mental health promotion initiatives. 108 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.
To protect your older adult, we explain how to spot warning signs of elder abuse across the 6 types of abuse. Even if your older adult doesn’t recognize what’s happening or can’t speak for themselves, you’ll know when something suspicious is going on. We also share recommendations on organizations you can contact for help.