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February 23, 2018
Two editorials in the February issue of JAMDA look at the physician’s role in assisted living (AL) communities and potential changes to ensure quality care in those settings. Both editorials note that there needs to be physician involvement in the...
February 5, 2018
With multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) affecting as many as 1 in 3 residents, nursing homes are under growing pressure to prioritize antibiotic stewardship. However, according to an article in the February issue of JAMDA , there are still...
January 29, 2018
Balance training may help to reduce the risk for falls in older adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) by improving reaction times, lower limb proprioception, and postural sway, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical...
January 17, 2018
Marijuana usage among the elderly has become a growing trend, as more and more states decriminalize the use of the substance — creating a delicate situation for many skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and senior living providers.
January 8, 2018
Having more hospice providers working with a nursing home doesn't necessarily reduce end-of-life hospitalizations, according to the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association .
January 7, 2018
The unexplained absence of a nursing home resident is one of the most challenging issues faced in the care of older adults, according to a study published last April in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
January 2, 2018
In recent years, medical cannabis has become legal in many states and the District of Columbia, and both practitioners and patients are reporting health benefits as well as comfort care benefits from using controlled forms and dosages of the...
December 22, 2017
In September, a study published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association seemed to suggest that marijuana might actually prevent people from graduating to “hard” drugs. The five-year-long study involved 125 participants, all of whom...
December 19, 2017
Medical marijuana is helping patients dealing with chronic pain by replacing their use of prescription drugs. These opioid drugs can be fatally dangerous when abused. They killed more people last year than guns or car accidents, causing health...
December 4, 2017
AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is pleased to announce its eligibility to provide American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification credits. The Society’s educational programs that will offer ABIM...