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December 5, 2018
The board of directors of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has approved a policy statement on opioid use in nursing homes. It calls for (1) providing access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to...
December 5, 2018
The board of directors of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has approved a policy statement on opioid use in nursing homes. It calls for (1) providing access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to...
December 4, 2018
Crafting marijuana policies in senior housing is tricky, but it’s becoming more important with each passing year. There’s a good chance of at least some marijuana or cannabis product use among any senior housing resident population, according to Dr...
November 27, 2018
Patrick Connole ​A new study in JAMDA provides information on how skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) can continue to manage the prescription of antipsychotics at a time practitioners are using greater caution than ever in how they distribute such...
November 19, 2018
COLUMBIA, Maryland, Nov. 15 AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine issued the following news release: Frailty in the elderly has long been associated with an increased risk of falls, functional limitations, hospitalizations,...
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...