University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Editorial Archives
September/October 2007  •  Volume 3, Number 5
From the Editor
Who Should Define us? (PDF, 95 KB, 2 pages)
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 7
Feature Articles
Nutrition Therapy for C. Difficle Diarrhea (PDF, 201 KB, 2 pages)
In the elderly population, diarrhea caused by C. difficle often results from the use or overuse of certain antibiotics. Probiotics and prebiotics may offer some relief.
Becky Dorner, RD, LD  •  p. 12
Living and Dying Well: A Whole-person Approach (PDF, 190 KB, 5 pages)
Applied to palliative care, the principles of wholeperson wellness offer an approach to care that enhances quality of life when an individual decides not to pursue curative treatment.
Barbara Frank, MSW, and Jan Montague, MGS  •  p. 14
Keeping Dementia Residents Safe (PDF, 274 KB, 3 pages)
The author offers suggestions for improving outcomes in four specific areas of safety concern— wandering and elopement, falls and injuries, challenging behaviors, and polypharmacy.
Anne Ellett, NP, MSN  •  p. 19
Congestive Heart Failure in Older Adults (PDF, 214 KB, 5 pages)
Treating CHF in residents of assisted living (AL) facilities or other long-tern care venues can be daunting. But by following the evidence-based advice offered in this article, practitioners can successfully monitor and treat these aged residents within their residences.
C. Gresham Bayne, MD  •  p. 22
Lending a Helping (Robotic) Hand (PDF, 236 KB, 3 pages)
Imagine a knee-high robotic device capable of scheduling residents’ calendars, escorting them to events, and sweeping the floor of hazardous objects to prevent falls—sound impossible? The day is near when uBot-4 (or its future, improved version) will lend residents a helping hand with these tasks and more! AL residents are providing input for the development of these helpful robots!
Jennifer Maybin   •  p. 28
Biometrics as an Assistive Technology (PDF, 167 KB, 3 pages)
When integrated with applications to identify, track, and monitor AL residents, biometric technologies
enhance staff responsiveness and foster a greater sense of independence and well-being among residents.
Judith Katz  •  p. 31
Is This as Good as It Gets? Is This All?
(PDF, 146 KB, 2 pages)
“Keeping track of the details is a monumental job for me,” writes Richard Taylor, PhD. “Even with everyone being cooperative and supportive, it is a constant source of frustration for me.”
Richard Taylor, PhD   •  p. 46
Case Study
ACE Card: Clostridium difficle
  •   p. 11
Legal Corner •  p. 34
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Guidelines for Audiology Service Delivery in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes 
•  p. 37
The Interdisciplinary Team  •  p. 40
Experts' Roundtable •  p. 42
Test Your Knowledge  •  p. 44
Facts and Quick Stats  •  p. 48
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