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June 22, 2021
An industry effort to vaccinate 75% of nursing home staff against Covid-19 by July 1 appears to be faltering as continued employee hesitancy, declining infection and death rates, and general pandemic fatigue are making it tough to sustain the...
June 16, 2021
Controversial Topics to be Discussed Registration is now open for EDGE21 , AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s virtual symposium that is being held August 27, 2021. It will provide the opportunity to discuss and debate...
June 16, 2021
The past 16 months of the COVID-19 pandemic have exacted an enormous toll on the nearly 1 million certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who care for and protect our nation’s nursing home residents. These dedicated workers have put in long hours;...
June 10, 2021
Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination among adults in nursing homes (NHs) are well documented. A new study in the June issue of JAMDA suggests where these disparities may be the greatest and the reasons behind them. In Decomposing...
June 8, 2021
In a landmark decision, the Food and Drug administration has approved the Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab (Brand name: Aduhelm). The decision sets the stage for it to become the first-ever drug marketed to slow progression of the brain-wasting...
June 7, 2021
By Paula Span June 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. ET The last straw, for Leslie Hawkins, was her mother’s 93rd-birthday gathering in 2018. Her mother, Mary E. Harrison, had long contended with multiple health problems, including diabetes and the nerve pain it...
May 19, 2021
Columbia, MD – The issue of polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) has been an ongoing concern, with many nursing home residents taking 15 or more drugs. The PALTC setting has one of the highest...
May 18, 2021
Health data sharing is a national priority in the United States, with significant benefits for patients and providers alike. In a new study in the May issue of JAMDA, the authors discussed the value of nursing home leaders working with other...
May 13, 2021
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has had a serious impact on nursing home residents and older adults everywhere. A study in the May issue of JAMDA concluded that while COVID-19 can accelerate physical decline and frailty by about 20%, the virus also...
May 7, 2021
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is challenging industry clinicians and operators to get on board with a new deprescribing campaign that aims at 25% medication reduction in long-stay residents. Combined prescribing data...