NEW YORK, NY: January 24, 2017 — The Research Institute on Aging, the research arm of The New Jewish Home, ended 2016 having secured the publication of a dozen articles in leading medical and geriatric journals. The New Jewish Home is one of only a handful of nonprofit geriatric healthcare systems in the country to have its own research division. A list of the articles published, along with links, can be found below.

Said Joann P. Reinhardt, PhD, director of the Institute: “We are delighted that so many top journals have recognized the quality of the work done by our research team in concert with leading researchers, both national and international. With several new studies underway, we look forward to an equally productive 2017.”

Among the areas of geriatric research presented in the journal articles (links below) were:

  • How to transition patients’ health care from nursing homes to their own homes. – Journal of General Internal Medicine
  • Challenges experienced at age 100 (findings from the Fordham Centenarian Study). – Journal of Aging and Social Policy
  • The use of telemedicine in post-acute care, a topic on which The New Jewish Home has become an expert by virtue of the many programs it has implemented, such as Jintronix and Bluestream. – Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
  • The effectiveness of HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program) in preventing delirium among nursing home residents. NOTE: The article discusses the findings of research funded by The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. The New Jewish Home is currently doing additional research funded by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • The effect of age-related vision loss on the social interaction and mental health of older adults. – Articles in Clinical Rehabilitation, Clinical Ophthalmology and Developmental Psychology.
  • The effect of sleep medication on older adults. – Clinical Therapeutics

The New Jewish Home’s Research Institute on Aging comprises director Joann P. Reinhardt, PhD; director of clinical studies Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD; and senior research scientists Orah Burack, MA, and Verena R. Cimarolli, PhD.
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A Population Study of Correlates of Social Participation in Older Adults with Age-Related Vision Loss. Clinical Rehabilitation (e-publication in advance of print edition). Cimarolli, V.R.; Boerner, K.; Reinhardt, J.P.; Horowitz, A.; Wahl, H-W; Schilling, O. & Brennan-Ing, M. (2016).
Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Advanced Macular Degeneration: Current Perspectives. Clinical Ophthalmology, 10, 55 -63. Cimarolli, V.R.; Casten, R. J.; Rovner, B. W.; Heyl, V.; Sörensen, S. & Horowitz, A. (2016).
Challenges Experienced at Age 100: Findings from the Fordham Centenarian Study. Special Issue: International Centenarian Research; Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 28, 187-207. Jopp, D. S. & Boerner, K.; Cimarolli, V.R.; Hicks, S. et al. (2016).
Developmental Regulation with Progressive Vision Loss: Use of Control Strategies and Affective Well-Being. Developmental Psychology (e-publication in advance of print edition). Schilling, O. K.; Wahl, H.W.; Boerner, K.; Horowitz, A.; Reinhardt, J. P.; Cimarolli, V.R.; Brennan-Ing, M. & Heckhausen, J. (2016).
End-of-Life Discussions and Hospice Placement Predict Having Medical Orders in the Nursing Home. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care. Reinhardt, J.P.; Downes, D.; Cimarolli, V.R. & Bomba, P. – IN PRESS
Intensity of Occupational Therapy Utilization in Nursing Home Residents: The Role of Sensory Impairments. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Cimarolli, V.R. & Jung. S. (2016).
Mental Illness and Mental Health Care Receipt among Seriously Ill Hospitalized Veterans. Journal of Palliative Med (2016; in press). Garrido, M.; Prigerson, H.G.; Neupane, S.; Penrod, J.D.; Johnson, C.E. & Boockvar, K.S.
Reducing Sedative-Hypnotic Medication Use in Older Adults with Sleep Problems. Clinical Therapeutics, 38 (11): 2330-2331 (2016). Boockvar, K.S.
SGIM-AMDA-AGS Consensus Best Practice Recommendations for Transitioning Patients’ Healthcare from Skilled Nursing Facilities to the Community. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Lindquist, L.A.; Miller, R.K.; Saltsman, W.S.; Carnahan, J.; Rowe, T.A.; Arbaje, A.I.; Werner, N.; Boockvar, K.S.; Steinberg, K. & Baharlou, S. – IN PRESS
The Effects of Telehealth Use for Post-Acute Rehabilitation Patient Outcomes. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Hicks, S. & Cimarolli, V.R. – IN PRESS
Preliminary Data: An Adapted Hospital Elder Life Program to Prevent Delirium and Reduce Complications of Acute Illness in Long-Term Care Delivered by Certified Nursing Assistants. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 64, 1108-13. Boockvar, K.S.; Teresi, J.A. & Inouye, S.K. (2016).
Transitional Care Outcomes among Spanish/English Bi-Lingual Veterans. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 64(5):1132-3. O’Kula, S.S.; Gottesman, E.; Jones, S.; Signor, D.; Hung, W.W. & Boockvar, K.S. (2016).