The recent publication by Gill et al
1on the prevalence of spasticity in nursing home residents has caught our attention. We concur with the authors that spasticity is common in the nursing home setting, and its negative association with activities of daily living (ADL) does impede function, adding to increased burden of care for health care workers. A discussion on the clinical specifics and models of spasticity care for residents in nursing homes deserves our attention.
- Gill C.E.
- Hacker M.L.
- Meystedt J.
- et al.
Prevalence of spasticity in nursing home residents.
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020; 21: 1157-1160
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Published online: June 29, 2020
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