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This session will use an interactive workshop format to teach the reporting process of suspected elder mistreatment and neglect in a variety of clinical settings including community, residential care facilities (eg. ALF), and long-term care (LTC)...
February 2, 2016
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently released their position statement, "Management of Diabetes in Long-Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities," and AMDA President Dr. Nsushira Pandya, MD, CMD, was a co-author. "This position statement...
American Geriatrics Society American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine American Medical Directors Association National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Background At least one in four Americans dies in a nursing home, and...
Introduction The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) was founded on the premise that physician involvement in long term care is essential to the delivery of quality long term care. Attending physicians should lead the clinical decision-...
January 19, 2016
Hospital discharges to post-acute care (PAC) facilities have spiked. So have hospital readmissions from PACs, or skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). And that could be deadly, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long...
This webinar recording reviews the regulatory requirements for the skilled nursing facility level of care and the role of the medical director and attending physician in documenting, ordering, and certifying these services, and working with the...
April 14, 2015
Promises of “decadent” hot baths on demand, putting greens and gurgling waterfalls to calm the mind: These luxurious touches rarely conjure images of a stay in a nursing home.
April 23, 2015
Investigators publish new report on Health and Medicine. According to news originating from Tokyo, Japan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Expenditures on long-term care insurance (LTCI) in Japan have been increasing with the aging of the...
April 24, 2015
The notion that a hospital remains the safest place for old patients dies hard. Many families still believe their aging relatives belong in a hospital when they’re ailing. But 20-plus years of research have documented the risks of hospitalization...
October 2, 2015
Rates of death and hospitalization are “significantly” higher in Ontario’s for-profit nursing homes than in non-profit ones, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association .