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July 16, 2020
In calling for a complete overhaul of the way the government and society view long-term and post-acute care, a prominent group of geriatricians argued that the fractured response to COVID-19 in nursing homes may have caused more harm than good in...
July 15, 2020
In a special article in the July issue of JAMDA, leaders of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine presented five keys to solving the COVID-19 crisis that relate to policy, collaboration, individualization, leadership, and...
July 15, 2020
One day after the federal government announced an ambitious plan to send point-of-care testing units for COVID-19 to all of the nation’s more than 15,000 nursing homes, leaders in the space expressed cautious optimism — while often emphasizing that...
July 10, 2020
Elder care homes across the US have been hard-hit by the virus - though the true extent of the severity remains unclear, months in. One thing is certain, however - Covid-19 has yet again highlighted long-standing flaws in America's health system...
July 9, 2020
JULY 2020 Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD The COVID-19 pandemic has been a nightmare for everyone associated with nursing facilities, with the most severe devastation landing on their residents. Outbreaks have wiped out a large swath of these precious,...
July 6, 2020
The first national organization to officially endorse the adoption of a national Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form has emerged. AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine announced Thursday that its board...
July 6, 2020
A nationally recognizable Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form would give seriously ill or frail seniors the ability to communicate treatment preferences across care settings, according to the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term...
July 2, 2020
Columbia, MD, and Washington, DC – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and National POLST are excited to announce that AMDA is the first national organization to formally endorse and support the adoption of a national POLST...
June 29, 2020
WASHINGTON — The outbreak of COVID-19 has in many ways been the ultimate test for David Nace, who has dedicated his academic research and professional career to protecting residents in long-term care facilities from infection. © Provided by...
June 24, 2020
Reducing antipsychotic use in nursing homes is an ongoing priority for clinicians and their teams. A study in the June issue of JAMDA suggests that substantial improvements in the use of these drugs may be achieved through targeted, collaborative...