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December 9, 2020
A new toolkit created by industry clinicians aims to help long-term care operators directly address the questions staff members, residents and their families are asking about COVID-19 vaccines and getting vaccinated. The kit includes a PowerPoint...
December 8, 2020
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has released a COVID-19 vaccine education toolkit to answer the questions PALTC staff, patients, residents, and family members have about the vaccines. The Centers...
December 3, 2020
Long-term care advocates are seeking relief from Congress after a new round of pay cuts to Medicare therapy reimbursement threatens to hamstring providers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services disclosed this week that it has finalized...
December 2, 2020
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine strongly opposes policy the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized on December 1, 2020, to cut payments for evaluation and management (E&M)...
November 23, 2020
A study in the November issue of JAMDA demonstrated that a joint initiative between organizations in two countries encouraged quality transitions through a shared commitment to identifying needs; employing flexible, practical initiatives; and...
November 17, 2020
Apathy, depression, anxiety, delusions, hallucinations, sexual disinhibition, sleep disturbance, aggression, and other behaviors can be common in people with dementia. Effectively addressing these requires an individualized, case-by-case approach...
November 12, 2020
The federal government’s decision to allow Medicare coverage of monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 treatments could be extremely helpful for nursing homes care for symptomatic, positive residents, according to a top expert. The Centers for...
November 9, 2020
Long-term care clinicians have asked the federal government to delay allocating monoclonal antibody therapy to nursing homes until further study — and to collaborate with facility medical directors when they do. Antibodies help the body mount an...
October 27, 2020
Both too much and not enough sleep can have negative ramifications for people of all ages. These range from obesity and cardiovascular disease to diabetes mellitus. Now a new study in the October issue of JAMDA suggests that too much sleep is...
October 21, 2020
From the start, COVID-19 presented many challenges for long-term care (LTC) facilities, partly because there were so many unknowns about the virus. Even as more has been learned, limited information still exists on the symptoms/signs and clinical...