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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...
June 23, 2021
Chronic pain is an enduring issue in nursing homes (NHs). However, despite its high prevalence, there is no definitive approach to managing this condition in older adults. A new report in the June issue of JAMDA suggests that it is important for...
June 22, 2021
An industry effort to vaccinate 75% of nursing home staff against Covid-19 by July 1 appears to be faltering as continued employee hesitancy, declining infection and death rates, and general pandemic fatigue are making it tough to sustain the...
June 16, 2021
Controversial Topics to be Discussed Registration is now open for EDGE21 , AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s virtual symposium that is being held August 27, 2021. It will provide the opportunity to discuss and debate...
June 16, 2021
The past 16 months of the COVID-19 pandemic have exacted an enormous toll on the nearly 1 million certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who care for and protect our nation’s nursing home residents. These dedicated workers have put in long hours;...
June 10, 2021
Racial and ethnic disparities in influenza vaccination among adults in nursing homes (NHs) are well documented. A new study in the June issue of JAMDA suggests where these disparities may be the greatest and the reasons behind them. In Decomposing...