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September 28, 2020
Columbia, MD – A new report from the federal COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group, COVID-19: Considerations, Strategies, and Resources for Crisis Standards of Care in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities, says that PALTC facilities...
September 22, 2020
Even with long-term care (LTC) facility residents in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, falls continue to be a concern. Impaired mobility, the use of psychotropic drugs, anxiety, depression, and orthostatic hypotension all have been shown to...
September 18, 2020
Columbia, MD – The administration’s Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes has released its final report, featuring 27 recommendations in the following 10 areas: testing and screening, equipment and PPE, cohorting, visitation...
September 15, 2020
JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, is pleased to welcome two new senior associate editors to the editorial team: Eleanor (Ellie) McConnell, PhD, RN, and Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD. Both bring critical strengths that reflect...
August 19, 2020
AMDA leaders have long advocated for the widespread use of telemedicine in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC). In 2019, for example, they met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to advocate for regulations and reimbursement to extend the use of...
August 13, 2020
Researchers from the University of California, Davis documented in the August issue of JAMDA the impact of Music and Memory SM (M&M), a non-pharmacological intervention, on nursing home residents with dementia. The Impact of Music and Memory on...
July 23, 2020
An article in the July issue of JAMDA details new expert consensus recommendations for managing COVID-19 in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Specifically, the document addresses screening of residents and staff, management of COVID-19 positive and...
July 15, 2020
In a special article in the July issue of JAMDA, leaders of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine presented five keys to solving the COVID-19 crisis that relate to policy, collaboration, individualization, leadership, and...
July 2, 2020
Columbia, MD, and Washington, DC – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and National POLST are excited to announce that AMDA is the first national organization to formally endorse and support the adoption of a national POLST...
June 24, 2020
Reducing antipsychotic use in nursing homes is an ongoing priority for clinicians and their teams. A study in the June issue of JAMDA suggests that substantial improvements in the use of these drugs may be achieved through targeted, collaborative...