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May 17, 2017
A fresh look at how Do-Not-Hospitalize (DNH) orders affect the movement of skilled nursing care residents shows those residents with such directives experienced significantly fewer transfers to hospitals or emergency departments (EDs). Report...
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...
March 21, 2017
Life Care Centers of America recently bestowed its annual physicians’ awards. The awards were given during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 16.
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...
February 21, 2017
Because the development of schizophrenia is uncommon in older adults, a diagnosis of new onset schizophrenia in a post-acute and long term care setting should be made by a qualified health professional with mental health training using DSM 5...
February 19, 2017
In March, an influential group of medical providers, AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, will tackle the issue at its annual conference. Cari Levy, the group’s vice president, will offer a “Marijuana 101” lesson on the...
November 22, 2016
My residency in family medicine at McLaren-Flint Family Practice introduced me to geriatrics and planted the seed of interest in the sub-specialty. I was exposed to a two-month geriatrics block that included post-acute and long-term care management...
November 23, 2016
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study from the University of Eastern Finland. The hip fracture risk was investigated in community-dwelling...
September 29, 2016
The landscape of long term care policy is changing and senior living leaders would be well served to continue to lean in on the issues to shape the debates and steer the industry’s future, said panelists at Argentum’s Public Policy Institute on...