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November 12, 2019
Although most conversations about stopping eating and drinking by advance directives (SED by AD) focus on patient autonomy and the right to determine one’s care, authors of a Society white paper in the November issue of JAMDA said that the ethical...
October 27, 2019
The regulatory push to reduce antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes may be correlated to a rise in risk factors for avoidable and non-avoidable hospitalization among residents with behavioral health issues, according to a recent study published in...
October 25, 2019
​Residents of nursing centers who have behavioral health disorders (BHD) have a significantly higher risk of potentially unavoidable hospital admissions, according to a new study in the October issue of JAMDA . The study also found that residents...
October 23, 2019
An increased focus on avoidable hospitalizations among nursing home residents could be impacting some residents, a new study suggests. Nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias have a lower risk of potentially avoidable...
October 23, 2019
Nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease/related dementias (ADRD) and/or behavioral health disorders (BHD) are often believed to be at high risk of hospitalization. However, a study in the October issue of JAMDA determined that residents with...
October 17, 2019
Ombudsmen play a vital role in nursing home quality assurance, acting as impartial mediators and resident advocates throughout the year. However, when they are present during surveys, a new study in the October issue of JAMDA suggests, it can result...
October 17, 2019
Nursing homes could be subject to worse deficiency outcomes — which could lead to fines and a decreased star rating — if an ombudsman is present during annual surveys, according to new research. Investigators with Penn State and Miami universities...
October 17, 2019
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, AMDA, is partnering with ADVault , creator of digital advance care planning tools, to add clinical content to the MyDirectives® digital platform. AMDA’s advance care planning content, the...
October 17, 2019
When an ombudsman remains on site during post-acute and long-term care facility surveys, the building’s quality scores may be negatively affected, according to a study in published this week in JAMDA, journal of AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and...
October 11, 2019
Columbia, Maryland, October 10, 2019 — AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA), representing the community of over 50,000 clinicians in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting, today announced its partnership...