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February 1, 2017
We assembled a cross-cutting team of experts representing primary care physicians (PCPs), home care physicians, physicians who see patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNF physicians), skilled nursing facility medical directors, human factors...
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 1, 2016
Dr. Zachary Palace has been using EarlySense products at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Since using EarlySense, his facility has reduced the frequency of patient falls by almost 40% and has seen a significant reduction in the number of re-...
September 21, 2016
UPMC Enterprises announced a new upstart focused on preventing nursing home patients from needing to go a hospital emergency room. Named Curavi Health, the emerging company has proprietary CuraviCare software, which facilitates interaction between...
September 13, 2016
Who is providing the predominant care for older adults with dementia? A primary care clinician most often serves as the predominant source of care for Medicare beneficiaries with cognitive decline, but once people move into a long-term care facility...
June 15, 2016
The CMS says it has surpassed its goal for reducing the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes. Patient advocates, however, are expressing skepticism over the claim.
June 6, 2016
Nursing homes in the United States care for increasing numbers of people with dementia, yet many lack access to geriatric psychiatrists, behavioral neurologists and other specialists who may help manage symptoms associated with dementia, including...
This is Domain III of V of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine's Competencies Curriculum for Attending Physicians Practicing in Post-Acute and Long Term Care . See below for information on content included in Domain III,...
One of the most difficult aspects of being a medical director is the supervision and engagement of the medical staff at the skilled nursing facility. The challenges can range from influencing the most basic behavior, like visiting patients on time...
Individualized music is defined as music which has been integrated into the person's life and is based on personal preference. Personalized music is proving itself as a way to generate a variety of therapeutic outcomes in long-term care,...