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January 18, 2022
Although patients of any age and robustness can develop delirium, older people, as well as those with functional impairment, severe comorbidities, and dementia, are most at risk. According to a new study in the January issue of JAMDA , delirium in...
January 17, 2022
Columbia, MD – Workers in Medicare- or Medicaid-funded health-care provider organizations are now required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of participation in Medicare and...
January 13, 2022
The Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative is a community of diverse collaborators who experienced the pandemic differently and from different perspectives. We have shared information, offered insights, supported each other and...
December 15, 2021
During the pandemic, there was a significant shift in post-acute care use, with fewer patients entering nursing homes. A new study in the December issue of JAMDA details how both hospital discharges to skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and SNF...
December 13, 2021
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine applauds passage of legislation addressing the looming Medicare cuts to PALTC visits. Last week, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, S.610—the...
December 8, 2021
Full-time clinicians in nursing homes (NHs) are a growing trend, according to a new study in the December issue of JAMDA . The percentage of clinicians—physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physical assistants (PAs)— who worked full-time in NHs...
December 6, 2021
In October and early November, 16 nursing home residents and one staff member at Philadelphia Protestant Home tested positive for COVID-19. Three people in independent living also got sick. It was a strong sign that vaccine protection was waning in...
November 17, 2021
Confirming the need for more medical education addressing post-acute and long-term care, a national survey of internal medicine residents identified common knowledge gaps about this care setting. According to an article in the November issue of...
November 16, 2021
Joan Lorenzo has some memories of her mother’s stay at a local nursing home that she wishes she could forget. The smell of urine in her mother’s room, and on Lorenzo’s clothes once she left, is one of them. Lorenzo said her mother, Carmella Valenti...
November 9, 2021
While it may be fun and entertaining, brain gaming doesn’t result in significant improvement in the cognitive function of older adults who have some form of cognitive impairment or dementia. This is the conclusion of a study in the November issue of...