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January 25, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2022 Contact: Ellen Mullally emullally@paltc.org /410-992-3124 While some experts recommend high-speed resistance training (HSRT) as a possible strategy to manage frailty in older adults, research to support this is...
January 19, 2022
Weekly COVID-19 cases among skilled nursing home staff members and residents set new records earlier this month, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
January 18, 2022
Although patients of any age and robustness can develop delirium, older people, as well as those with functional impairment, severe comorbidities, and dementia, are most at risk. According to a new study in the January issue of JAMDA , delirium in...
January 17, 2022
Columbia, MD – Workers in Medicare- or Medicaid-funded health-care provider organizations are now required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of participation in Medicare and...
January 13, 2022
The Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative is a community of diverse collaborators who experienced the pandemic differently and from different perspectives. We have shared information, offered insights, supported each other and...
December 15, 2021
During the pandemic, there was a significant shift in post-acute care use, with fewer patients entering nursing homes. A new study in the December issue of JAMDA details how both hospital discharges to skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and SNF...
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...