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June 10, 2015
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced legislation today designed to give people with serious illness the freedom to make more informed choices about their care, and the power to have those choices honored.
June 4, 2015
So far only about a quarter of facilities have policies on intimacy and sexual behavior, according to a 2013 survey by AMDA — the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Almost half said that developing a policy was "planned" or "...
June 4, 2015
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) President Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, was recently interviewed on BBC Radio’s “The Report” in an episode focusing on the start of a new health care initiative in the...
May 28, 2015
AMDA President Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, talks about the effectiveness of Choosing Wisely in the U.S. as it begins to launch in the UK.
May 26, 2015
On May 20, 2015, a joint letter was submitted by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists to the U S FDA with comments from long-term care pharmacies, professional pharmacy associations, long-term care associations and group purchasing...
May 18, 2015
National efforts are underway to improve the quality of care for patients with dementia in nursing homes, and internists who work with and in these facilities can participate in and perhaps even lead the changes.
May 13, 2015
Dr. Unroe will be named an AGS fellow, a status bestowed on AGS members who have demonstrated a professional commitment to geriatrics, contributed to the progress of geriatrics care, and are active participants in the society's activities.
April 27, 2015
Sexual relationships in long-term care facilities are not uncommon. But the long-term care industry is still grappling with the issue.
April 24, 2015
The notion that a hospital remains the safest place for old patients dies hard. Many families still believe their aging relatives belong in a hospital when they’re ailing. But 20-plus years of research have documented the risks of hospitalization...
April 23, 2015
Investigators publish new report on Health and Medicine. According to news originating from Tokyo, Japan, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Expenditures on long-term care insurance (LTCI) in Japan have been increasing with the aging of the...