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December 10, 2019
As the global dementia population continues to grow rapidly, innovative strategies to provide care and support for patients and their families have evolved. Among the developments is the concept of the “dementia café.” A new study in the December...
December 5, 2019
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine will hold its upcoming annual conference April 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. Dozens of educational sessions and numerous networking opportunities will be available for the...
December 4, 2019
By Alan Horowitz, Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory On November 20, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019. The historic bill was sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman...
December 4, 2019
Comfort feeding is acceptable. That is what authors of a new white paper argue. When deciding whether to offer food and fluids to a resident with advanced dementia, clinicians have a greater responsibility to the resident in his or her current state...
December 3, 2019
At a time of rising medical complexity and stakeholder quality expectations, the role of industry medical directors could be much stronger, say the authors of an opinion piece published in the December issue of JAMDA. Sixteen years since the Office...
December 3, 2019
In Engaging Physician Leaders for Higher Value, an article in the December issue of JAMDA, the authors discuss how medical director engagement is below par in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting and offered strategies for enhancing...
December 3, 2019
Physicians are calling on skilled nursing facility leadership to set up formal systems to help increase medical director engagement in post-acute and long-term care settings. The recommendation was one of several proposals made by physicians in a...
November 27, 2019
CAUGHT … RED HANDED? — A red-hand “consumer alert icon” intended to warn patients from selecting unsafe facilities on CMS's Nursing Home Compare website could destroy “blame-free environments,” the Society for Post-Acute And Long-Term Care Medicine...
November 25, 2019
The Society sent a letter on Friday, November 22, to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma about the recent addition of a red hand “consumer alert icon” on the Nursing Home Compare website. The icon is designed...
November 25, 2019
The long-term and post-acute care industry’s reaction to a new federal abuse warning icon for nursing homes was swift and negative when the plan was first announced last month — and now another voice has entered the fray to claim that the icons may...