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December 13, 2021
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine applauds passage of legislation addressing the looming Medicare cuts to PALTC visits. Last week, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, S.610—the...
December 8, 2021
Full-time clinicians in nursing homes (NHs) are a growing trend, according to a new study in the December issue of JAMDA . The percentage of clinicians—physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physical assistants (PAs)— who worked full-time in NHs...
December 6, 2021
In October and early November, 16 nursing home residents and one staff member at Philadelphia Protestant Home tested positive for COVID-19. Three people in independent living also got sick. It was a strong sign that vaccine protection was waning in...
November 17, 2021
Confirming the need for more medical education addressing post-acute and long-term care, a national survey of internal medicine residents identified common knowledge gaps about this care setting. According to an article in the November issue of...
November 16, 2021
Joan Lorenzo has some memories of her mother’s stay at a local nursing home that she wishes she could forget. The smell of urine in her mother’s room, and on Lorenzo’s clothes once she left, is one of them. Lorenzo said her mother, Carmella Valenti...
November 9, 2021
While it may be fun and entertaining, brain gaming doesn’t result in significant improvement in the cognitive function of older adults who have some form of cognitive impairment or dementia. This is the conclusion of a study in the November issue of...
November 8, 2021
The CPG provides a foundation for a systematic approach to the recognition, assessment, treatment and monitoring of pain in PALTC care patients. It addresses common questions related to pain management, including appropriate use of opioids,...
November 3, 2021
It’s time to take action to support rapid implementation of COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment in post-acute and long-term care facilities, a group of industry geriatricians contend. They’ve compiled a table of information-rich resources...
October 28, 2021
The delta variant drove the share of nursing homes reporting staff shortages to the highest level ever in September—and the situation could worsen in coming months, according to new research. As the Centers for Medicare...
October 20, 2021
It is important to identify risk factors that precipitate behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) before starting any suggested pharmacological treatment. In a study in the October issue of JAMDA , the authors found that...