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April 7, 2017
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine held its 40th Annual Conference March 16-19 in Phoenix, AZ. It's amazing to reflect on, not only how much the Society has changed over the past 40 years, but also how much the post-acute...
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...
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...
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 21, 2016
Last week the U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named the recipients of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for sustainable excellence through visionary leadership, organizational alignment...
November 16, 2016
AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is strengthening its relationship with the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) to increase quality education and access to resources. “The Society’s and GAPNA’s...
November 15, 2016
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and GAPNA (the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association) have formed a partnership aimed at continuing to improve the quality of care provided to geriatric, and post-acute and...
July 12, 2016
DNSs and administrators should have very clear lines of communication on a regular basis with their medical director, says Susan Levy, MD, CMD, AGSF, president of Columbia, MD-based AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. “First...