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July 1, 2019
Influenza is a leading cause of avoidable and costly hospital admissions for nursing home (NH) residents. Now a study in the July issue of JAMDA suggests that the use of high-dose (HD) influenza vaccines on long-stay NH residents can reduce...
July 1, 2019
High-dose flu vaccinations are worth the extra cost for seniors living in long-term care, according to researchers at Brown University. Higher-dose shots cut hospitalization rates compared to their standard-dose cousins, showed a new cost-benefit...
June 20, 2019
All industries, long-term care included, love panels during conferences. The hope is for a dynamic conversation, one where no one will dominate the discussion and those in the audience will feel engaged. But most of us have noticed how it’s not...
June 12, 2019
Joint collaboration between long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and physicians can facilitate the recognition of a resident’s terminal phase and help ensure timely provision of palliative care, according to a new study in the June issue of JAMDA. In...
June 12, 2019
Cultural changes to family dynamics and demographics may require hospices to adjust their care and business models to care for patients who have no family support. Since its inception, hospice has been centered on both the patient and family, not...
June 6, 2019
It is possible to accurately predict on the day of hospital admission whether a patient is likely to use skilled nursing facility (SNF) services, according to a study in the June issue of JAMDA. In A “Hospital-Day-1” Model to Predict the Risk of...
May 28, 2019
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has selected Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, and Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, CMD as co-editors-in-chief of its official newspaper, Caring for the Ages . They...
May 22, 2019
Falls in older adults increase the risk of hospitalization and nursing home admission, as well as morbidity and mortality. According to a new study in the May issue of JAMDA, older people who are malnourished or at risk for malnourishment are more...
May 21, 2019
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has elected its 2019-2020 Board of Directors. Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSE is President; David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD is President-Elect; and Karl Steinberg, MD,...
May 16, 2019
Overall, the need for more mental and behavioral services in senior living is great, according to Dr. Rajeev Kumar, who works as chief medical officer for Symbria, a therapy, rehab and pharmacy services company that works with around 150 post-acute...