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August 18, 2017
After years of criticism, nursing homes have curbed administering antipsychotics, but some providers are questioning whether the across-the-board cuts are preventing some seniors from getting needed medications.
August 14, 2017
The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear, said Dr. Karl Steinberg. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR. But when Steinberg, a palliative care physician,...
August 1, 2017
Older adults in nursing homes and other post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings are at increased risk for harm from disasters such as hurricanes or floods because they are frailer, generally have more illnesses and disabilities, and rely on...
July 31, 2017
Because broad-based vetting standards for nursing homes are few and far between, practices can vary depending on a facility’s size, financial position (e.g., for profit, not-for-profit), affiliation (e.g., independent, hospital-based, member of a...
July 28, 2017
Val J. Halamandaris, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, died Tuesday following a long illness, according to the group.
July 19, 2017
An international group of experts from 13 nations has published a new set of clinical practice guideline recommendations for the management of frailty. The recommendations highlight the need to provide evidence-based information to providers, to...
July 13, 2017
Do you know that about 60 percent of your body weight is because of the water content? Your body requires water to maintain different functions like regulating temperature. Every cell, tissue and organ require water to function properly and keep you...
July 12, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine are proud to announce the appointment of our new JAMDA Editors-in-Chief: Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, and Sheryl Zimmerman...
July 11, 2017
Experts on frailty from 13 countries around the world have convened to develop clinical practice guideline (CPG) recommendations for the management of frailty, published in the July issue of JAMDA . Frailty is defined as “a reduced strength and...
July 7, 2017
A group of Spanish researchers has developed the basis of a new model to better classify patients when it comes to prescribing anabolic hormone supplementation. A researcher from Faculty of Sciences for Physical Activity and Sport (INEF) at UPM...