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February 12, 2019
High blood pressure in late life is associated with cognitive impairment, according to a study published in the February issue of JAMDA. This finding reaffirms the benefit of focusing on preventing and managing high blood pressure in older adults,...
February 6, 2019
A guide out this month gives skilled nursing leaders more direction on the use of telemedicine to better treat residents. Experts with the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and several other institutions, compiled the guidance using...
January 30, 2019
​Middle-aged and older individuals who display muscle weakness and/or have a combination of muscle weakness and low vitamin D levels run an increased risk of not being able to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, toileting,...
January 28, 2019
The inability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, toileting, and dressing negatively impacts quality of life and often leads to admission to a nursing home or other post-acute/long-term care (PALTC) setting. A study in the...
January 24, 2019
JAMDA, the monthly journal of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, won the 2018 Gold Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging Award for an article—Sex Differences in the Circumstances Leading to Falls: Evidence From...
January 16, 2019
A small study by one noted New York long-term care provider finds promising results in the use of marijuana to help treat nursing home residents. The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, in the Bronx, first launched its “innovative” new cannabis program in...
January 16, 2019
A small group of nursing home residents in New York City has seen concrete improvements in pain management and other medical issues through the use of medical marijuana — and as the drug becomes legal in more jurisdictions, the SNF residents of the...
January 10, 2019
Cannabis has been used as a recognized therapy for pain relief and symptom management for some time. However, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings face challenges using cannabis with their...
January 7, 2019
An influential group representing doctors in long-term care has urged nursing homes, when possible, to avoid prescribing opioids to residents. The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, or AMDA, issued a new policy statement on the use of...
December 20, 2018
A bipartisan bill that authorizes $100 million in funding over five years to create a new public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease is headed to the president’s desk after being passed Wednesday night by the House of Representatives...