Functional Limitations Associated with Frailty Risk in Older Adults Increased after COVID-19 Infection in 2020 CDC NHIS Data
June Kume, PT, PhD, GCS, Adiebonye Jumbo, PhD, ITIL, Christopher Voltmer, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, CFPS and Fang Luo, PhD, OCP, MCDBA
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 29, 2022
In 2020, the rise in COVID-19 infections swept the United States in an unprecedented wave that has widely affected communities, particularly for older adults. Individuals with frailty syndrome have increased adverse outcomes from COVID-19, and conversely, individuals following post-infection are at greater risk of developing frailty....
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food and Nutrition Security among Older Adults: A Qualitative Perspective
Lauri Y Wright, PhD, RDN, LDN, FADA, Jenifer Ross, DCN, RDN, LDN, FAND, Leslie T Van Horn, DCN, RDN, LDN, FAND and Carolina N Freiria
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 16, 2022
While the primary predictor of food insecurity is poverty, physical limitations and interpersonal relationships are also common barriers to food access among older adults. The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affected older adults, with those ages 65 and older making up 75% of COVID-19 deaths in the United States....
A Rare Case of Delirium after Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen’s Vaccination
Carlos Rivera, MD, Sarah Shi, DO, Parinda Patel, DO, Hammad Choudhry, MD and John Dedousis, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 16, 2022
The SARS-Cov pandemic has impacted our world in unprecedented ways. There is a full spectrum of asymptomatic patients to those who debilitate significantly and culminate in death. The current medical literature has been expanding as we are understanding the repercussions of this novel virus....
Using the Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders Protocol to Improve Elderly Patient Outcomes in Pennsylvania: A Quasi- Experimental Project
Gabriel Beam, DNP, RN, Kimberly Gorman, DNP, AG-ACNP-BC, CNL, CCRN, CNRN, TCRN, Bobbie Sue Kist, PT, DPT, Hollie Giles, MOT, OTR/L, Katie Kiser, BSN, RN and Russel Dumire, MD, FACS
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 12, 2022
Immobility during hospitalization may lead to poor patient outcomes including extended length of stay (LOS). The practice site experienced extended LOS in elderly patients and lacked a nurse-led multidisciplinary mobility program to optimize the mobility of patients aged 65 and older. The purpose of this quality-improvement project was to determine if the Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders (MOVE) protocol improved length of stay (LOS) and mobility among older adult patients. Quantitative, quasi-e...
A Review of Clinical Trials about Vitamin D Supplementation’s Effect on Physical Performance of Community Dwelling Oldest- Olds
Raoana Cássia Paixão Chaves, Regiane Aparecida dos Santos Albuquerque, Vanessa Amarante Carvalho and Maysa Seabra Cendoroglo
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: May 11, 2022
Although observational studies with community dwelling older adults demonstrate that low serum 25(OH)D (vitD) negatively impacts on the health, the effects of its supplementation are still controversial. The aim of this study is to review clinical trials that evaluated the effect of vitD supplementation on physical performance in community dwelling oldest old. A comprehensive search on electronic databases, including Pubmed, Medline, LILACS and Scielo was conducted. Eligible studies were clinica...
The Experiences of Older Adults Labeled as a High Fall Risk: A Generic Qualitative Inquiry
Stacey Morningwake, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 30, 2022
Falling is a multifaceted phenomenon that greatly impacts older adults. Throughout fall research, the aspect of fall risk labeling has been unobserved. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of older adults given high fall risk labels. The focus of the study surrounded the research question, “What is the experience of older adults who have been labeled as a high fall risk?” Eight older adults aged 65-85 participated in this generic qualitative inquiry, with each participant given a high...
Diabetic Foot and Geriatric Depression: A Report of Two Cases
Alan Saeed, Mohamed Adil Shah Khoodoruth, Zerak Al-Salihy and Widaad Nuzhah Chut-kai Khoodoruth
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: March 16, 2022
Research suggests that comorbid diabetes and depression is common. Diabetic foot ulcers and lower extremity amputation are unfortunately severe complications of diabetes which can have a serious negative impact on the quality of life in diabetics. Elderly may even have more significant impairment on their daily life because of chronic pain and immobility. A literature search on diabetic foot and geriatric depression showed that limited studies and case reports have addressed this issue. We repor...