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February 24, 2016
Money might not guarantee happiness, but it could buy you physical health in older age, a study published in JAMDA reports. Dr Paul Gardiner, a Research Fellow with UQ's Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine, looked at the relationship between...
February 22, 2016
AMDA Board of Directors member Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, authors a blog on a new Dartmouth Atlas Project, "Our Parents, Ourselves," which discusses the aging population and its health concerns across the U.S., especially around end-of-life care. He...
February 15, 2016
Zachary Palace, MD, CMD, winner of the AMDA Foundation 2015 Quality Improvement Health Outcomes Award, talks about an innovative breakthrough technology that “invisibly” and accurately tracks patients with no wires. The solution aimed to assist...
February 2, 2016
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently released their position statement, "Management of Diabetes in Long-Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities," and AMDA President Dr. Nsushira Pandya, MD, CMD, was a co-author. "This position statement...
January 19, 2016
Hospital discharges to post-acute care (PAC) facilities have spiked. So have hospital readmissions from PACs, or skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). And that could be deadly, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long...
December 15, 2015
The use of hip protectors was recently named among key fracture prevention strategies in new guidelines for long-term care published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal , mirroring recommendations from AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and...
December 14, 2015
AMDA Past President Cheryl Phillips, MD, comments on the ability of nursing homes to deal with the rising population of obese residents.
December 1, 2015
Riderwood retirement community announced the promotion of Andrew Kundrat, MD, to Medical Director.
December 1, 2015
AMDA Board member Kevin O'Neil, MD, CMD, comments on three tools that have shown success in improving the quality of care provided to skilled nursing residents that also work well for residents of assisted living communities.
November 10, 2015
Elders who embraced modern social technology tended to feel more satisfied with their lives, less lonely, more confident about attaining their goals, and be healthier and more active than their tech-averse peers, a new study by the fine folks at...