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November 3, 2021
It’s time to take action to support rapid implementation of COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment in post-acute and long-term care facilities, a group of industry geriatricians contend. They’ve compiled a table of information-rich resources...
October 28, 2021
The delta variant drove the share of nursing homes reporting staff shortages to the highest level ever in September—and the situation could worsen in coming months, according to new research. As the Centers for Medicare...
October 20, 2021
It is important to identify risk factors that precipitate behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) before starting any suggested pharmacological treatment. In a study in the October issue of JAMDA , the authors found that...
October 13, 2021
Drug-drug interactions (DDIs), common in older people, are associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events and hospitalization. Authors of an article in the October issue of JAMDA developed a validated list of potentially clinically...
September 22, 2021
Hypoglycemia is a potentially life-threatening drug event in diabetic patients and a serious risk for older individuals. A study in the September issue of JAMDA suggests that antidiabetic treatments can be improved to reduce severe hypoglycemia in...
September 21, 2021
A five-year, $10.5 million agreement between AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the federal government will try to improve vaccination rates among residents and staff members in senior living and other long-term care...
September 20, 2021
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has been funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and implement strategies to increase...
September 13, 2021
The use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes (NHs) has come under intense scrutiny in recent years. A new study in the September issue of JAMDA suggests that reducing antipsychotic drug use in NHs may influence some assisted living (AL)...
August 25, 2021
Ensuring quality end-of-life care for long-term care facility (LTCF) residents is a key role for nursing home (NH) staff, who must provide goal-directed, personalized interventions to ensure comfort and quality of life for these individuals. At the...
August 10, 2021
The COVID pandemic brought a renewed focus on the importance of advance care planning (ACP) and identifying preferences for care and interventions prior to a medical emergency. There are various forms and processes that can be used for this purpose...