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February 11, 2020
Rajeev Kumar, MD Like most people, there are days when it is tempting to kick back and reminisce about all the fun during long lost childhood days. Fond memories of long, and fun-filled, driving vacations—each and every summer—are still gleefully...
February 11, 2020
Today’s nursing homes (NHs) look much different than they did when the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA’87) was passed, according to a study in the February issue of JAMDA. There is greater diversity and higher acuity now, and care...
February 11, 2020
The population of residents served by nursing homes has undergone dramatic changes in the past 30 years – including a 15% increase in post-hospital admissions. That’s a takeaway from a recent study that highlights trends since the 1987 passage of...
February 7, 2020
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Annual Conference will take place April 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Clinical developments in geriatric medicine, best practices, regulatory updates, networking opportunities and...
February 6, 2020
Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD Along with the well-publicized nursing workforce shortage affecting nursing centers nationally, there is a tremendous shortage of qualified medical specialists in geriatric medicine, and the gap is growing every year. The...
January 22, 2020
ADVault, Inc., creators of MyDirectives ®, the world's leading all-digital advance care planning platform, is showcasing a series of achievements to help empower consumers to have a voice in their care at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The...
January 15, 2020
Infection control is a top priority for post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities. A new study in the January issue of JAMDA showed that copper surfaces may reduce the incidence of hand-transmitted healthcare-associated infections (HAI). This...
January 10, 2020
​New research released in J AMDA said the way nursing centers gauge the susceptibility of their residents to infections by using measurements from the acute-care setting are not often accurate. The report said the so-called acute-care antibiograms...
December 17, 2019
ECRI Institute and Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging (ALTC) have joined in collaboration to bring ALTC readers periodic articles on topics in risk management, quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI), and safety for...
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...