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January 26, 2022
n the wake of the US Supreme Court’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate rulings, medical groups and public health organizations expressed a mixture of relief and disappointment. On one hand, the nation’s highest court had upheld the Centers for Medicare...
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 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 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 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 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...
September 21, 2021
A five-year, $10.5 million agreement between AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the federal government will try to improve vaccination rates among residents and staff members in senior living and other long-term care...
August 5, 2021
Few matters in senior living are as troubling as staffing. Any way you slice it, finding and keeping quality workers is not just a major challenge, it’s actually getting worse. Some very good commentary appears in a new position statement from AMDA–...