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May 13, 2021
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has had a serious impact on nursing home residents and older adults everywhere. A study in the May issue of JAMDA concluded that while COVID-19 can accelerate physical decline and frailty by about 20%, the virus also...
May 7, 2021
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is challenging industry clinicians and operators to get on board with a new deprescribing campaign that aims at 25% medication reduction in long-stay residents. Combined prescribing data...
April 28, 2021
Nursing home residents often deal with limitations in basic activities of daily living (ADLs), and 70% have mobility restrictions including the inability to walk or transfer from bed or chair. Lockdowns and quarantines during the pandemic...
April 26, 2021
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has elected its 2021-2022 Board of Directors. In terms of Officers, Karl Steinberg, MD, HMCD, CMD, is President; Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD, is President Elect...
April 22, 2021
The primary goal in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is to prevent diabetic complications and ensure a lifespan similar to that of those without diabetes. However, a longer life doesn’t necessarily translate to longer quality of...
March 24, 2021
Columbia, MD – The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine, an affiliate of AMDA – The Society for PALTC Medicine, has announced the recipients of its three highest achievement awards: Medical Director of the Year, the William...
March 23, 2021
Non-traditional and “small-house” nursing homes (NHs), the Green House model being the best known of these, have attracted great interest in the wake of the novel coronavirus; and with good reason. A study published in the March issue of JAMDA...
March 19, 2021
Columbia, MD – Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD, chief medical officer of Washington state-based Avalon Healthcare, has been named the 2021 Choosing Wisely ® Champion by AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award...
March 15, 2021
Healthcare leaders and policymakers must “reverse the narrative” around incompetent or neglectful nursing home staff and work collaboratively to ensure care teams meet regulatory requirements, according to the medical leader of a large skilled...
March 15, 2021
A simple social calling model launched during the pandemic gave medical students real-life practice in geriatric assessment skills while providing socialization opportunities for residents of assisted living communities, according to an on-demand...