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July 28, 2022
A federally funded program is now in place in three long-term care organizations with the goal of setting LTC industry-wide standards for resident and staff immunizations.
July 29, 2022
Improving the care experience in senior living and other long-term care settings by improving care quality while reducing costs is the goal of one senior living organization participating in a federal immunization pilot program.
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 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 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...
August 10, 2021
The COVID pandemic brought a renewed focus on the importance of advance care planning (ACP) and identifying preferences for care and interventions prior to a medical emergency. There are various forms and processes that can be used for this purpose...
August 2, 2021
The pandemic made it even more clear that more workers are needed in senior living and care, according to a position statement released Thursday by AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. “AMDA has developed and issued our...
July 14, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations should be mandatory for U.S. long-term care and other healthcare workers, according to long-term care physicians and a full range of other clinical specialists. A group of experts from seven professional organizations on...
July 13, 2021
Statement released by seven leading organizations Columbia, MD – Despite the positive data, there are still many healthcare professionals who have declined to be vaccinated against COVID-19. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...