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September 12, 2018
Dysphagia, marked by impaired swallowing, is a common problem in nursing homes, and typical signs of aging such as sarcopenia contribute to this condition. A new study in the September issue of JAMDA identified dysphagia as an independent risk...
September 11, 2018
With the flu season looming this fall, one long-term care group is recommending mandatory vaccinations for nursing home personnel. The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, or AMDA, released its latest recommendations related to...
September 10, 2018
Listening to music appears to be more effective in reducing agitation, behavioral symptoms and anxiety for older adults with dementia than does singing or playing along with music, according to a study in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care...
September 6, 2018
Flu season is fast approaching. The 2017-2018 season was especially brutal for older adults, especially nursing home residents. Post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings such as nursing homes are a particularly dangerous environment for flu...
August 29, 2018
It's August. As the 2018 influenza season approaches, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is again encouraging post-acute and long-term care facilities to strengthen their employee immunization programs to protect their...
August 29, 2018
Dehydration—a serious concern for skilled nursing center residents—can result in delirium, falls, constipation, urinary tract infections, and renal impairment. Identifying and assessing dehydration is also a concern, according to a new report in the...
August 22, 2018
Dehydration is a serious concern for nursing home residents and can result in delirium, falls, constipation, urinary tract infections, and renal impairment. An article in the August issue of JAMDA identifies some of the challenges and issues...
August 21, 2018
Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, executive director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine , has been named to the Board of Examiners for the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by the Commerce Department's National...
August 15, 2018
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Christopher E. Laxton, CAE, executive director of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, to the Board of Examiners for the 2018 Malcolm...
August 8, 2018
The rising global aging population has led to increased attention on sarcopenia, a condition characterized by an age-related decline in muscle mass, muscle strength, and physical function. However, diagnosing sarcopenia can be difficult and complex...