End-of-Life Care

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This webinar presentation explores the regulatory requirements for the system of care of the nursing home resident who elects the Medicare Hospice benefit. Participants will receive additional information about resources available for detailed study...
February 19, 2015
End-of-life care for nursing home residents has long been associated with poor symptom control and low family satisfaction. With more than one in four older Americans dying in a nursing home—including 70 percent of Americans with advanced dementia—...
June 10, 2015
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced legislation today designed to give people with serious illness the freedom to make more informed choices about their care, and the power to have those choices honored.
July 8, 2015
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) strongly approves the move: “Post-acute and long-term care practitioners provide quality and thoughtful care and family members and friends of very ill patients will receive greater peace...
Resolution and Position Statements
Position Statement P97 Becomes Policy February 1997 Background Care at the end of life is an important issue to members of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA). As primary care physicians, we help patients and their families...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution E98 Becomes Policy March 1998 Ethical issues are part of everyday life in long term care settings. They include respecting individual rights and privacy in an institutional setting, issues of autonomy in states of dependency,...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution I99 Becomes Policy March 1999 AMDA resolves to recognize the significance of end-of-life care planning. And, that all residents in nursing facilities should have access to appropriate end-of-life care. The expected outcomes are...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D01 Becomes Policy March 2001 AMDA will seek to clarify the appropriate use of QI (quality indicators) in terminally ill residents residing in long-term care facilities, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that AMDA will also participate...
Resolution and Position Statements
Position Statement H03 Becomes Policy March 2003 The American Medical Directors Association has demonstrated a longstanding concern to improve the quality of End of Life care in our nation's skilled nursing facilities and throughout long-...
July 8, 2015
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for their support for Medicare reimbursement of advance care planning (ACP) services. Their support...