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July 29, 2021
Organization recommends recruiting and training personnel first, then focusing on standards Columbia, MD – Adequate and consistent staffing for post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities has always been a key concern to assure the best patient...
July 28, 2021
More prescriptions do not necessarily mean better health outcomes. Deprescribing, which is the planned and supervised process of intentionally stopping a medication or reducing its dose, is a critically important part of delivering safe, effective,...
July 28, 2021
Nursing-home residents could be vulnerable to serious infection as many health care workers remain unvaccinated. But even as the White House looks at vaccine requirements for federal employees, lawmakers and experts expressed doubts about the...
July 20, 2021
Providing the best care for people living with dementia (PLWD) requires being certain that treatments and interventions are likely to benefit them while reducing the use of therapies that are likely to cause harm. Quality, person-centered dementia...
July 14, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations should be mandatory for U.S. long-term care and other healthcare workers, according to long-term care physicians and a full range of other clinical specialists. A group of experts from seven professional organizations on...
July 13, 2021
Statement released by seven leading organizations Columbia, MD – Despite the positive data, there are still many healthcare professionals who have declined to be vaccinated against COVID-19. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...
July 7, 2021
A unique job analysis conducted by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) highlights the unique and specific role of the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) attending physician in the provision of medical care across...
July 1, 2021
The Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab (Aduhelm) should not be prescribed to nursing home residents before it is tested in a group that’s representative of that population, long-term care physicians argue. Although aducanumab has been studied in...
June 30, 2021
Drug was not tested in frail older adults before approval was given Columbia, MD – After studying the recent trials of Biogen’s controversial Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) medication, aducanumab (Aduhelm), AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term...
June 24, 2021
Nursing homes need to change how they manage and treat chronic pain, shifting from an approach that favors immediate prescribing of opioids to a multi-pronged team approach, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Post-Acute...