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This guide is intended for use by caregivers of older adults in the community. It is intended to help the caregivers of older adults to recognize a change in condition, gather information about what is going on, and to communicate that information...
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...
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...
AMDA Board of Directors President 2016-2017 Susan M. Levy, MD, CMD, AGSF, wants patients and their families to start asking their nursing homes and other facilities if their medical director is an AMDA Certified Medical Director (CMD). “It’s also...
As the part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) and Consumer Reports Health has created multiple free resources for patients and their families. “ Cholesterol drugs for people 75 and...
The Futures Class of 2016 was a melting pot of young and mid-career practitioners, physicians, and advanced nurse practitioners. This year’s program hosted 69 participants from across the country and from different sizes and types of programs and...