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May 30, 2017
As the disease progresses in patients with dementia, it is recommended that goals of care be reassessed to meet changing needs. Especially as these patients near end-of-life, goals generally shift from disease-targeted therapies to a more palliative...
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,...
Resolution C17 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine join with other professional organizations (including but not limited to the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American...
March 21, 2017
While medical directors have overall responsibility for resident care in nursing facilities, their roles are inevitably intertwined with survey findings and any ensuing legal actions, whether from CMS or collateral legal quarters. Additionally, both...
The Diabetes Management Pocket Guide provides help with the recognition, assessment, treatment and monitoring of diabetes, along with the latest recommendations from the American Diabetes Association, and new guidance of pneumococcal vaccination...
This package includes the Diabetes Management Clinical Practice Guideline, and the Diabetes Management Pocket Guide. Residents of post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) facilities who have diabetes often take multiple medications and experience...
February 23, 2017
“If you’re losing weight, you’re falling, you can’t climb a flight of stairs, you’re tired all the time, you’re unhappy and you’re on 10 or more medications, go see a geriatrician,” said Dr. John Morley, professor of geriatrics at Saint Louis...
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 21, 2017
With increased use among the elderly comes increased awareness by both patients and healthcare providers. For instance, the medical provider group AMDA (The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine) will host a “Marijuana 101” lesson at...
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...