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April 14, 2015
Promises of “decadent” hot baths on demand, putting greens and gurgling waterfalls to calm the mind: These luxurious touches rarely conjure images of a stay in a nursing home.
April 23, 2015
Investigators publish new report on Health and Medicine. According to news originating from Tokyo, Japan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Expenditures on long-term care insurance (LTCI) in Japan have been increasing with the aging of the...
April 27, 2015
Sexual relationships in long-term care facilities are not uncommon. But the long-term care industry is still grappling with the issue.
May 26, 2015
On May 20, 2015, a joint letter was submitted by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists to the U S FDA with comments from long-term care pharmacies, professional pharmacy associations, long-term care associations and group purchasing...
June 23, 2015
An interview with Baldrige alumnus examiner Christopher E. Laxton, Executive Director of AMDA. Laxton compares the Baldrige Excellence Framework to two other approaches used in his sector today to improve the performance of PALTC organizations: QAPI...
July 6, 2015
In an effort to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics in post-acute and long-term care facilities (PALTC), the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's David Nace, MD, is conducting a $1.5 million, three-year national trial to investigate...
July 16, 2015
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care will be leading a three-year $1.5 million national trial to examine methods to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in post-acute and long-term care communities.
August 30, 2015
Launched in June, UPMC, the University of Wisconsin and the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) are collaborating to study the overuse of antibiotics in hospitals and doctor’s offices. With UPMC leading, the researchers will...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution G95 Becomes Policy October 1995 AMDA resolves that the American Medical Association advocate for uniform state based requirements that both Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing facilities retain only licensed physicians as...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution B04 Becomes Policy March 2005 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, AMDA encourage the adoption of the Centers for Disease Control guidelines on the use of alcohol-based hand rubs in long term care settings.