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March 26, 2020
New York State Advisory on Hospital Discharges and Admissions to Nursing Homes is Ill Advised AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine urges PALTC organizations, hospitals, and public health authorities to work together...
March 25, 2020
A Philadelphia nursing home said Tuesday that 11 of its residents and a contract employee have tested positive for the new coronavirus since March 19. Three residents and two staff members of a nursing home in Mount Laurel have also tested positive...
March 24, 2020
As both the chief medical officer for Signature HealthCARE and president of AMDA, the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Dr. Arif Nazir has a micro- and macro-level view on how skilled nursing facilities are fighting the coronavirus...
March 23, 2020
On March 20th, the California Department of Public Health released the COVID-19 Health Care System Mitigation Playbook , which noted that COVID-19 patients should not be sent to long-term care facilities without consulting the local health...
March 19, 2020
They are among the most common ailments for those residing at post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) centers, yet diagnosing and managing urinary tract infections (UTIs) remains a challenging prospect for caregivers at these facilities. In an effort...
March 17, 2020
The diagnosis of pneumonia in the nursing home setting should be made based on objective findings focused on the respiratory tract and obtained via “bedside criteria,” according to an article in the March issue of JAMDA. In Nursing Home-Associated...
March 16, 2020
Amid the uncertainty swirling around the coronavirus pandemic stands one incontrovertible fact: The highest rate of fatalities is among older people, particularly those with underlying medical conditions. Of the confirmed cases in China to date,...
March 16, 2020
MIAMI (AP) — From Miami to Seattle, nursing homes and other facilities for the elderly are stockpiling masks and thermometers, preparing for staff shortages and screening visitors to protect a particularly vulnerable population from the coronavirus...
March 12, 2020
As the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Wednesday, citing 118,000 cases and 4,291 deaths in 114 countries, several states have imposed new rules on assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities to prevent or...
March 12, 2020
(CNN) The novel coronavirus can infect anyone, but it's older adults — ages 60 and up — who are more likely to get seriously sick from it. Some tips are applicable to every generation, but there are specific precautions older adults should take to...