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March 24, 2021
Columbia, MD – The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine, an affiliate of AMDA – The Society for PALTC Medicine, has announced the recipients of its three highest achievement awards: Medical Director of the Year, the William...
March 23, 2021
Non-traditional and “small-house” nursing homes (NHs), the Green House model being the best known of these, have attracted great interest in the wake of the novel coronavirus; and with good reason. A study published in the March issue of JAMDA...
March 19, 2021
Columbia, MD – Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD, chief medical officer of Washington state-based Avalon Healthcare, has been named the 2021 Choosing Wisely ® Champion by AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award...
March 15, 2021
Healthcare leaders and policymakers must “reverse the narrative” around incompetent or neglectful nursing home staff and work collaboratively to ensure care teams meet regulatory requirements, according to the medical leader of a large skilled...
March 15, 2021
A simple social calling model launched during the pandemic gave medical students real-life practice in geriatric assessment skills while providing socialization opportunities for residents of assisted living communities, according to an on-demand...
March 13, 2021
You can hug your vaccinated grandpa and stay to play cards with him at his nursing home, even if you haven't been vaccinated, according to new Covid-19 guidance for nursing homes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The guidance goes...
March 12, 2021
Columbia, MD – The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine, an affiliate of AMDA – The Society for PALTC Medicine, has announced the recipients of its three highest achievement awards: Medical Director of the Year, the William...
March 2, 2021
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, is recommending a “measured, stepwise approach” to resuming visitation and group activities in post-acute and long-term care settings while acknowledging gaps in clinical knowledge about...
February 17, 2021
Nearly half a million patients receive prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) annually, at a cost of over $35 billion. With COVID-19 putting a substantial burden on hospitals and other health care settings, there is tremendous interest in providing...
February 10, 2021
When is it no longer safe for an older loved one to drive? This is a dilemma that families often face, and it can cause conflict, stress, and anxiety. Older drivers often connect driving with their sense of independence and dignity. A new study in...