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November 15, 2018
Frailty in the elderly has long been associated with an increased risk of falls, functional limitations, hospitalizations, and death. Now a new study in the November issue of JAMDA shows frailty as a significant predictor of all-cause mortality and...
November 8, 2018
While practitioners use great caution when prescribing antipsychotics for nursing home (NH) residents with dementia, implementing evidence-based antipsychotic prescribing practices can be challenging. A new study in the November issue of JAMDA...
November 7, 2018
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is excited to offer an International Nursing Home Pragmatic Trials Research Symposium as part of its 2019 Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, March 7-10. The symposium will be held on...
October 29, 2018
What is new related to AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s flu vaccination guidance? A: We are now recommending mandatory vaccinations for all long-term care healthcare personnel, unless there’s a medical contraindication...
October 24, 2018
More than six million adults in the United States are homebound or semi-homebound, and these numbers are certain to grow as our society ages. To help ensure the best possible care for these individuals, a team of researchers has created a quality of...
October 16, 2018
A panel of experts has pinpointed new indicators to help measure the quality of primary care delivered in nursing homes. The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, or AMDA, notes that current quality measures for this space focus on facility...
October 15, 2018
Nursing home residents on the verge of death are increasingly receiving intense levels of rehabilitation therapy in their final weeks and days, raising questions about whether such services are helpful or simply a lucrative source of revenue. That...
October 15, 2018
Many, if not most, existing quality measures for nursing home care reflect facility processes and characteristics, which are not designed to evaluate the primary care provider’s (PCP) role in this setting. A new study in the October issue of JAMDA...
October 12, 2018
Assisted living organizations and other long-term care employers should mandate flu vaccination for staff members and make vaccination a condition of employment for workers, according to experts convened by the Gerontological Society of America’s...
September 25, 2018
Antibiograms are important clinical tools to help guide antimicrobial therapy and support antibiotic stewardship. However, it is challenging for long-term care facilities (LTCFs) to create antibiograms due to the low number of bacterial isolates...