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Constipation and diarrhea are common problems in the post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) setting. Up to 80% of patients are affected. Chronic constipation has been shown to affect both overall psychological well being and quality of life...
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a serious health problem, the most common arrhythmia requiring hospital admission, and is associated with an increase in mortality. Because the prevalence of AF increases steadily with age, the number of patients in the...
Antithrombotic therapy represents the mainstay of treatment and preventive measures in patients with atherothrombotic diseases. Both the incidence and prevalence of these diseases increase with age. Patients residing in the post-acute and long-term...
Anemia is a common problem in the post-acute and long-term care setting (PA/LTC) and can be associated with increased morbidity and reduced quality of life. Anemia is associated with increased disability, decreased physical performance, decreased...
AMDA has created a revolutionary set of easy-to-implement tools, called the Assisted Living Series. The series is used to assist caregivers in keeping older adults in the comfort and support of their surroundings, extending their personal life...
This guide will help caregivers learn skills and steps that can be used to better manage residents' medications. Caregivers will be able to talk about medications with their residents, family members, and primary care practioners. Learning how to...
This medication manual provides practitioners and staff in assisted living communities with information and tools to improve medication management and reduce medication errors. It is intended as a guide for best practice. By using the tools in this...
AMDA has created a training program and tool kit for ALC staff as well as family caregivers to help them care for older adults with diabetes. Our goal is to keep these older persons with diabetes in the most independent living environment possible...
Small changes may go unnoticed unless the caregiver knows what to look for and what to report. This knowledge can help the primary care practitioner take better care of the older adult. Missing small changes and not reporting them may cause problems...
Nicole Brandt, PharmD, CGP, knows how effective the interdisciplinary team can be in addressing clinical issues such as sleep problems. That is why she jumped at the opportunity to co-present in last year’s (with AMDA Past President Eric Tangalos,...