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May 25, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine expresses great concern with elements of the Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget that would negatively impact the frail older adults the Society’s members and stakeholders serve...
May 15, 2017
Programs that encourage advance care planning have shown positive results, including increased palliative care referrals, improved end-of-life care, and fewer unnecessary hospitalizations. Now a new study in JAMDA suggests that nursing home...
April 18, 2017
AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, a partner in the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely ® campaign , recently announced its Choosing Wisely Champions . This recognition goes to David Smith, MD, CMD,...
April 13, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is proud to announce its achievement of earning the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level. This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by...
April 10, 2017
Depression is common in geriatric patients and is associated with problems such as sleep disorders, loss of appetite, and social withdrawal. When unresolved, it can lead to hospitalizations and a higher mortality rate. A new study in the April issue...
April 5, 2017
Joshua Schor, MD, CMD, Senior Medical Director at Optum Complex Care Management and Medical Director at Daughters of Israel in West Orange, NJ, is the Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s 2017 Medical Director of the Year. He was...
March 29, 2017
AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Heidi White, MD, MHS, MEd, CMD, is the Society’s 2017-2018 President. She is Associate Professor of Medicine with tenure at Duke...
March 23, 2017
The core of geriatric care has long been the geriatric assessment, which is often a time-consuming, complex effort. Researchers at St. Louis University recently developed a new screening tool to expedite and simplify this assessment. The Rapid...
March 15, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine announced the formation of a Practice Management Section, a national forum for practitioner-led post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) population management, today at its 40th Annual...
February 22, 2017
Today, CNN published “ Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes .” The report details disturbing accounts of sexual abuse of nursing home residents. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine emphatically condemns any type...