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July 23, 2020
An article in the July issue of JAMDA details new expert consensus recommendations for managing COVID-19 in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Specifically, the document addresses screening of residents and staff, management of COVID-19 positive and...
July 21, 2020
For all of its tragic outcomes, COVID-19 “presents an opportunity to do things differently and looking more systematically at large-scale solutions to care for older adults,” Christopher Laxton, executive director of AMDA – The Society for Post-...
July 20, 2020
To improve the coronavirus problem in nursing homes, federal policy must be proactive, not reactive, and supportive, not punitive. So say managing physicians in nursing facilities. In “Solving the COVID-19 Crisis in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care,” a...
July 17, 2020
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine - AMDA - and National POLST said AMDA has become the first national organization to formally support the adoption of a national POLST (Physican Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form. POLST...
July 16, 2020
In calling for a complete overhaul of the way the government and society view long-term and post-acute care, a prominent group of geriatricians argued that the fractured response to COVID-19 in nursing homes may have caused more harm than good in...
July 15, 2020
One day after the federal government announced an ambitious plan to send point-of-care testing units for COVID-19 to all of the nation’s more than 15,000 nursing homes, leaders in the space expressed cautious optimism — while often emphasizing that...
July 15, 2020
In a special article in the July issue of JAMDA, leaders of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine presented five keys to solving the COVID-19 crisis that relate to policy, collaboration, individualization, leadership, and...
July 10, 2020
Elder care homes across the US have been hard-hit by the virus - though the true extent of the severity remains unclear, months in. One thing is certain, however - Covid-19 has yet again highlighted long-standing flaws in America's health system...
July 9, 2020
JULY 2020 Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD The COVID-19 pandemic has been a nightmare for everyone associated with nursing facilities, with the most severe devastation landing on their residents. Outbreaks have wiped out a large swath of these precious,...
July 6, 2020
A nationally recognizable Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form would give seriously ill or frail seniors the ability to communicate treatment preferences across care settings, according to the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term...