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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...
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...
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...
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 4, 2016
According to Dr. Susan Levy, President of AMDA, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, “AMDA is pleased that CMS listened and incorporated some changes into the initial proposed rule based on comments….CMS also revised the rules to...
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...
June 12, 2016
Dover Center recently congratulated Dr. Magued Rizkalla on representing New Hampshire as state chapter president and delegate at the 39th American Medical Directors Association annual conference. The state chapter known as the New Hampshire Medical...