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December 7, 2018
On November 20, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new program designed to improve nursing home residents’ safety and quality. CMS is now offering funding for certain resident-centered projects through a three-...
December 7, 2018
Following my C-section earlier this year, I was fortunate to be able to access heavy-duty pain medication. Until we discovered my pain pump wasn’t working. That was unfortunate, but luckily I was young(ish), in good health(ish) and had a new baby...
December 5, 2018
The board of directors of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has approved a policy statement on opioid use in nursing homes. It calls for (1) providing access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to...
December 5, 2018
The board of directors of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has approved a policy statement on opioid use in nursing homes. It calls for (1) providing access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to...
December 5, 2018
The board of directors of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has approved a policy statement on opioid use in nursing homes. It calls for (1) providing access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to...
December 5, 2018
The board of directors of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has approved a policy statement on opioid use in nursing homes. It calls for (1) providing access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to...
December 4, 2018
Crafting marijuana policies in senior housing is tricky, but it’s becoming more important with each passing year. There’s a good chance of at least some marijuana or cannabis product use among any senior housing resident population, according to Dr...
November 27, 2018
Patrick Connole ​A new study in JAMDA provides information on how skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) can continue to manage the prescription of antipsychotics at a time practitioners are using greater caution than ever in how they distribute such...
November 19, 2018
COLUMBIA, Maryland, Nov. 15 AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine issued the following news release: Frailty in the elderly has long been associated with an increased risk of falls, functional limitations, hospitalizations,...
November 15, 2018
Frailty in the elderly has long been associated with an increased risk of falls, functional limitations, hospitalizations, and death. Now a new study in the November issue of JAMDA shows frailty as a significant predictor of all-cause mortality and...